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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Page: 10147


Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women) (18:09): Yes. If a jobseeker accrues four demerits in the six months, they enter into the intensive compliance phase. This begins with the loss of half their fortnightly payment for their first failure without reasonable excuse and the loss of their fortnightly payment for their second failure.

Senator Siewert interjecting

Senator CASH: Sorry, it must have been the terminology.