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senate vote 2008-10-14#2

Edited by mackay

on 2016-06-16 15:42:07

Title

  • Anti-Poverty Week
  • Motions - Anti-Poverty Week - Base pension rate + foreign aid budget

Description

  • The majority voted against this motion.
  • The majority voted against this motion to increase the base pension rate and increase the foreign aid budget.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) the week beginning 12 October 2008 is Anti-Poverty Week,*
  • >> *(ii) [Aboriginal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_Australians) and [Torres Strait Islanders](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Strait_Islanders) are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia,*
  • >> *(iii) people living on income support payments including single parents, disability support pension and the age pension are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia, and*
  • >> *(iv) Australia currently gives foreign aid to the value of 0.32 per cent of [gross national income](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_national_income); and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >> *(i) support the development of effective benchmarks to measure poverty,*
  • >> *(ii) institute policies that seek to eradicate poverty and strengthen social inclusion,*
  • >> *(iii) increase the base pension rate by $30 per week which would have the added benefit of directly increasing cash flows during this time of economic crisis, and*
  • >> *(iv) increase the amount of foreign aid to 0.7 per cent in line with the recommendations of the [United Nations](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations).*
  • >> *(iv) increase the amount of foreign aid to 0.7 per cent in line with the recommendations of the [United Nations](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations).*
senate vote 2008-10-14#2

Edited by mackay

on 2016-06-16 15:40:51

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  • <p class="speaker">Rachel Siewert</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate&#8212;<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes that:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the week beginning 12 October 2008 is Anti-Poverty Week,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>people living on income support payments including single parents, disability support pension and the age pension are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia, and</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>Australia currently gives foreign aid to the value of 0.32&#160;per&#160;cent of gross national income; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>support the development of effective benchmarks to measure poverty,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>institute policies that seek to eradicate poverty and strengthen social inclusion,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>increase the base pension rate by $30 per week which would have the added benefit of directly increasing cash flows during this time of economic crisis, and</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>increase the amount of foreign aid to 0.7&#160;per&#160;cent in line with the recommendations of the United Nations.</dd></dl></dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against this motion.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) the week beginning 12 October 2008 is Anti-Poverty Week,*
  • >> *(ii) [Aboriginal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_Australians) and [Torres Strait Islanders](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Strait_Islanders) are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia,*
  • >> *(iii) people living on income support payments including single parents, disability support pension and the age pension are over represented amongst those living in poverty in Australia, and*
  • >> *(iv) Australia currently gives foreign aid to the value of 0.32 per cent of [gross national income](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_national_income); and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >> *(i) support the development of effective benchmarks to measure poverty,*
  • >> *(ii) institute policies that seek to eradicate poverty and strengthen social inclusion,*
  • >> *(iii) increase the base pension rate by $30 per week which would have the added benefit of directly increasing cash flows during this time of economic crisis, and*
  • >> *(iv) increase the amount of foreign aid to 0.7 per cent in line with the recommendations of the [United Nations](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations).*