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Why Senate should reject removal of PES

5th Feb 2016

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) agrees with the recommendation of Labor and Greens senators in the recent Senate report that the Government should not pass the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015.

Passing the Bill will remove the Pensioner Education Supplement (PES) that is worth up to $36.20 per week for approved students on the Disability Support Pension, says AASW National Vice President, Christine Craik.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers