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Monday, 29 February 2016
Page: 1316


Senator RYAN (VictoriaMinister for Vocational Education and Skills) (15:52): Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave has been granted for one minute.

Senator RYAN: The Australian Child Wellbeing Project report highlights that most children are doing well and are satisfied with their lives. Financial assistance is provided to families, including through family tax benefit, to support parents in raising their children in a way that best meets their needs. Our proposed family tax benefit savings will enable us to continue to support those most in need, including working families, low-income families and single parents, while ensuring our family payments system remains sustainable in the long term. In addition, both federal and state governments provide funding to support school breakfast programs Australia wide to ensure students receive a wholesome, nutritious breakfast on a regular basis.

Question agreed to.