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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8396


Senator WONG (South AustraliaMinister for Finance and Deregulation) (18:19): Household assistance will be permanent and ongoing. It will be indexed to CPI to ensure it keeps pace with household cost of living and it will not reduce. I am advised that the commitment is that once a year, in the budget context, the adequacy of the payments will be ensured through the review process.