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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 7

Senator VANSTONE —My question is addressed to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. I remind him of Mr Keating's warning to caucus in late February this year that training wages could create disincentives for the long-term unemployed to take on jobs, producing headlines like this one: `Training wage danger says PM'. In view of today's press reports that the training wage will cover many of the long-term unemployed, I ask: what has changed since late February this year?

Senator GARETH EVANS —There is a lot to be said on that subject, but I think it is better said tomorrow after the white paper comes down with a detailed explanation of what the government is proposing to do and why we are going to do it.