The One Nation leader has said there are elements regarding parental leave in the bill she couldn’t support.
Senator Pauline Hanson is refusing to support the Australian Government’s welfare and child care reforms, saying the scheme could be exploited by mothers ‘just doing it for the money’, reports Daily Mail.
The controversial senator said woman working one day a week could exploit the parental leave arrangements following the government’s proposal to extend the scheme from 18 to 20 weeks.
‘They get themselves pregnant and (the government will) have the same problems they did with the Baby Bonus, with people just doing it for the money,’ she told The Australian.
She added that the proposed reforms were ‘not commonsense policy’ and that there is a mentality to expect welfare handouts in Australia.
Senator Hanson said she never received assistance from anyone when she was a single mother with a part-time job.
‘Unless we make the tough decisions, we will not be able to provide for those in the future who need a helping hand, like the aged, the sick and the needy.’
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