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Thursday, 16 December 1993
Page: 4881


Senator LEES (Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats) (6.14 p.m.) —Those people would be treated as individuals. Senator Panizza mentioned a relationship of a mother and a son living together. Let us say that the son has children by a marriage that has long since dissolved and he moves back home with his mum. Therefore, those children would be able to get the rebate because he would be treated as an individual. Technically, he is a single parent. He is living with his mum because it may be helpful—occasionally she may baby-sit or help him look after what might be quite young children. So they would not be treated as a family, but he would be treated as an individual for the purposes of the rebate.