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Tuesday, 25 May 1993
Page: 1235


Senator CROWLEY (Minister for Family Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women) (8.29 p.m.) —I am advised that the Commonwealth Government took that decision in the Budget context.


Senator Patterson —I asked the Minister whether that decision made in the Budget context was a Commonwealth decision or a decision made jointly with the States.


Senator CROWLEY —I am advised that that was a Commonwealth Budget decision taken by the Commonwealth Government. It did follow some discussions with the State welfare Ministers.