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Federal Government defends welfare for millionaires

One element of the Federal Government's stalled omnibus bill revolves around child care rebates.

Proposed changes would see high income earning families, upwards of $250,000 per year, receiving subsidies covering 20% of their child care costs, down from the 50% they are currently entitled to.

In a heated discussion with Education Minister Simon Birmingham, Brian Carlton questions why high income earners are receiving any welfare assistance at all.

"Labor have said they think it's unacceptable to even go to 20%,"

"It is actually a big change...moving in the [right] direction," Minister Birmingham says

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