This is a video clip showing Families Minister Jenny Macklin saying that she could live on the $35 a day Newstart allowance.
Macklin’s office released a transcript of her media conference which depicted the question and answer as inaudible.
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Transcript of Jenny Macklin’s media conference in Melbourne, as released by the minister’s office.
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JENNY MACKLIN: Thanks everyone for coming to The Mercy today, happy New Year to everyone. First of all I’d like to thank everybody here at The Mercy for having us here today and for the family so kindly allowed us to meet their new born baby – just born at 7am this morning – so to Esther and Anthony and their little boy Cooper and baby Lucas, congratulations, it’s really, really wonderful to see a new member of their family. [Read more...]