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.’

Do you agree with her argument or find offence to what she is suggesting?

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  • people should want more for their children’s lives. they should set a good example and model hard work


  • Well of course we all know that having kids is a money making thing. What an ignorant thing to say. I ve much doubt that there is any woman out there that would say “Hey…i need some money….think I will get pregnant”


  • Intersting to point out that tax payer dollars pay for the wages of politicians and do we get a lot of value out of them? Do they have to meet performance targets? Do they have to back up their arguments with research and evidence? I would like to see research and evidence from Pauline Hanson. Anyone can have an opinion, but when it is public and from a payed politician it does need to be backed up. The community deserves that respect.


  • No I don’t agree on much she is saying.


  • The needy?? I think children might fall into this category.


  • I’m not sure which parts she won’t support. Any welfare system is open to rorting. I’m like Pauline, I had my babies with no bonuses and we did just fine. Pauline has a lot of good points and I think her rise in popularity supports this


  • Honestly – I find everything she says offensive and do not take anything she says seriously.


  • Extensive research was done after the introduction of the Baby Bonus. People WEREN’T having babies for money, and they weren’t spending it on luxuries. Thi is a total furphy. You’ll probably always be able to find someone who will rort any system, but here it’s vanishingly rare.


  • I am definitely not a fan of Pauline Hanson.


  • Some Mums were rorting the system long before the baby bonus was introduced. Some worked out that if they has 3 or 4 they were getting as much or more money than if they wprked. More would take occasional casual part time work if they weren’t financially disadvantaged the same as unemployed men with families. I know a guy who was unemployed, married with 2 young children who was offered 3 days casual work. With the deduction in his benefits – he fully expected there would be some and the extra tax he paid he was quite a few dollars worse off.


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