Following on from earlier….we need to talk about welfare in Australia.
Currently it’s a case of robbing the poor to give to the rich, because it seems that those in charge feel that the poor cannot speak up easily….whereas the rich keep constantly shouting out about how the mining and carbon taxes “robbed” them.
“There, there,” says Tony, “I’ve fixed that. Now what else do you want me to do?”
After all, Rinehart in particular has all that bother with the kids to deal with….
Sigh. Poor them.
In all seriousness, I do pity them in a way….imagine having so much money and power that you forget how to be nice.
People at the other end of the scale are some of the hardest-working around, yet are categorised as being “dole bludgers” and “leaners” and asked to wait for a few weeks before receiving money to live on after registering.
What are they supposed to live on in the meantime? Especially given that after July 1, they will face the prospect of a $50 fine for missing a job seekers appointment without a “reasonable excuse”.
A bit of empathy and common sense would be nice.
Oh yes, that’s one of the major deficiencies of this government, my mistake.
So, anyone interested in going to these?
The Fight the Fine protest takes place on July 1st 2015 (tomorrow) outside the Max Employment offices, 470 Collins St Melbourne from 13:00 (1 pm). And then on the 11th and 12th, there will be marches.