Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard   

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 13 May 1987
Page: 3089

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia showeth:

The costs of raising children are rising and the value of government provided economic assistance to families is declining.

Families raising children are providing a vital function to society and are deserving of government provided economic assistance.

Your petitioners therefore urge the House of Representatives and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to:

1. Restore family allowance payments to their 1976 real money value.

2. Provide for the regular and automatic indexation of family allowance payments.

3. Increase the value of the Dependant Spouse Rebate to $1,851 per annum, and convert it to a cash payment given directly to the non-income earning spouse.

4. Amend the Family Income Supplement Scheme so that its value is increased, its eligibility provisions widened and its withdrawal provisions eased.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

by , and .