Thursday, 21 June 2012
The Assistant Treasurer claimed earlier, during question time, that I had said in the debate on the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012 that families would use their payments for whitegoods, TVs and drugs. I would like to either read what I said or table it.
They will receive that money and then, when the next bill comes in, that money will probably just flow out to pay for that. In a very small number of circumstances we may see a pick-up in whitegoods, TVs or, worse and hopefully in none or hardly any cases—
Which was not mentioned—
drugs and alcohol and other excesses and vices and things like that.
Opposition members interjecting—