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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Page: 7567


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government) (10:17): The Department of Social Services has a budget of $100-plus billion per year, and what we are talking about here are important amounts of money but relatively modest amounts of money, so I am confident that it is within the capacity of government to ensure that there are the funds that are required for what will need to be done to support these communities.