The Nick Xenophon Team has announced it will not support the Federal Government’s package of changes to child care and welfare benefits.
Last week the Coalition introduced a so-called omnibus bill to try to force nearly $4 billion in savings through the Parliament.
Yesterday, Treasurer Scott Morrison put pressure on the crossbench to support the bill, announcing the Government would redirect $3 billion to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if the legislation passed.
“As a negotiating tactic, this is as subtle as a sledgehammer,” Senator Xenophon said.
“Pitting battling Australians against Australians needing disability support services is dumb policy and even dumber politics.”
Source: ABC News