House of Representatives
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Support for Children in Hardship Bill
Carmel Sepuloni, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
Delete clause 4.
Delete clause 6.
Delete clause 7.
Delete clause 8.
This Supplementary Order Paper deletes clauses 4, 6, 7, and 8. This would ensure that the parents of children under 5 are able to care for them full time if appropriate and affordable early childhood education is not available to them. It also maintains the definition of part-time work as being 15 hours a week. There are 58,000 people currently seeking part-time work, so raising the bar regarding work requirements is unrealistic in the current economic climate; the jobs are simply not there.