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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Page: 10147


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (18:11): I can understand that that's what you think is going to happen, but, in fact, we know there are not enough jobs out there for people to get a job. So what is going to happen for those four weeks? People are going to have no income. There's no incentive for them to re-engage voluntarily, because they've just been dumped off income support, and they actually don't have the resources to go and find a job—pay the phone et cetera—or even buy food.