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senate vote 2006-09-13#5

Edited by MA

on 2018-01-21 16:43:52

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  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2006-09-13.100.2) that called for the Government "*to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians"*. The motion was introduced by Greens Senator [Bob Brown](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/bob_brown).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes, with concern:*
  • >> *(i) that child care workers remain among the lowest paid Australians, earning as little as $541 per week,*
  • >> *(ii) that women working in child care are likely to accumulate some of the lowest levels of superannuation in Australia,*
  • >> *(iii) that a politician who entered parliament at the 2004 election, aged 30, and who retires at 65 would have received a superannuation lump sum of $670 211 but would now receive a lump sum of $1 117 000 under the new 15 per cent contribution regime, and*
  • >> *(iv) the statement by the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) that low wages adversely affect the gene pool of those drawn to particular occupations; and*
  • >> *(iv) the statement by the Prime Minister ([Mr Howard](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/bennelong/john_howard)) that low wages adversely affect the gene pool of those drawn to particular occupations; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians.*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians.*
senate vote 2006-09-13#5

Edited by MA

on 2018-01-21 16:43:04

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  • Child Care
  • Motions - Child Care - Increase wages for workers

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  • <p class="speaker">Bob Brown</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes, with concern:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>that child care workers remain among the lowest paid Australians, earning as little as $541 per week,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>that women working in child care are likely to accumulate some of the lowest levels of superannuation in Australia,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>that a politician who entered parliament at the 2004 election, aged 30, and who retires at 65 would have received a superannuation lump sum of $670 211 but would now receive a lump sum of $1 117 000 under the new 15 per cent contribution regime, and</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>the statement by the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) that low wages adversely affect the gene pool of those drawn to particular occupations; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2006-09-13.100.2) that called for the Government "*to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians"*. The motion was introduced by Greens Senator [Bob Brown](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/bob_brown).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes, with concern:*
  • >> *(i) that child care workers remain among the lowest paid Australians, earning as little as $541 per week,*
  • >> *(ii) that women working in child care are likely to accumulate some of the lowest levels of superannuation in Australia,*
  • >> *(iii) that a politician who entered parliament at the 2004 election, aged 30, and who retires at 65 would have received a superannuation lump sum of $670 211 but would now receive a lump sum of $1 117 000 under the new 15 per cent contribution regime, and*
  • >> *(iv) the statement by the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) that low wages adversely affect the gene pool of those drawn to particular occupations; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to address the wages paid to child care workers before supplementing the salary advantages paid to politicians.*