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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (YOUTH ALLOWANCE) BILL 1997

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Latham, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House:

(1) condemns the Government for:

 (a) withdrawing support for 18 to 20 year olds in families with incomes as low as $23,400 per annum; and

(b) abolishing payments for 16 and 17 year olds while also slashing education funding, labour market assistance and job opportunities; and


(2) calls on the Government to introduce education and training opportunities so that every young Australian has access to the education and skills needed for full participation in the workplace and society"—

Debate resumed.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.