The Federal Government hopes its revised welfare legislation introduced into Parliament is more palatable than the tougher cuts proposed in the 2014 budget.

The Government says it needs to make the welfare system more sustainable, so it will reduce the amount of money it spends on Family Tax Benefit payments Part A and B.

It tried to make these changes in the 2014 budget, but was blocked in the Senate, following concerns it would hit hard for low-to-middle income earners.

Today’s legislation is a compromise that the Government hopes is more palatable for Parliament.