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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Page: 1139


Senator WATT (Queensland) (11:54): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the essential role of social security payments in the budgets of many struggling Australians and Australian families;

(b) notes the likely unfair impact on individual and family budgets of the Government's proposed cuts, including to Family Tax Benefits, Paid Parental Leave, Newstart, the Energy Supplement, the Pensioner Education Supplement and the Education Entry Payment, and to pensions of certain migrant pensioners;

(c) opposes the Government's proposed cuts, due to their unfair impact on individual and family budgets; and

(d) calls on the Government to scrap its proposed $50 billion tax cut for banks and other multinational companies, instead of making these harsh and unfair cuts to individual and family budgets.