Labour wants to promote pathways into full employment for all of those supported by social security, where the persons are capable of being employed full-time. This Bill removes the disincentives to engage in part-time work by lifting the threshold of how much persons can earn before their benefit is reduced by abatement rates. The thresholds are currently $80 per week for those on Jobseeker Support and $100 per week for Sole Parent Payment and Supported Living Payment. At these levels, benefit payments are reduced after just 5-6 hours work per week on the minimum wage for jobseekers and 6-7 hours for others. Increases in the minimum wage mean that the abatement thresholds can be raised without impacting on the gap between low-income work and benefit earnings.