School truancy measures are punitive, not progressive: Greens
The Australian Greens today condemned the Federal Government's plan to suspend the welfare payments of families of children who fail to attend school.
"Where is the evidence base that this punitive approach will actually work?" asked Senator Rachel Siewert today.
"What evidence is there that it is only the kids of welfare recipients who are not attending school?"
"What happens to these families when their payments are suspended?"