Ach well while we're at it lets do away with public welfare altogether shall we, back to the days of little children cleanng chimneys.
Adios, i'm outta this discussion :waves:
As I said above, my position is that employers enjoy the fruits of the labour and are generally in a better financial position to bear the cost than the employee. And the government, of course, would prefer to keep a workers compensation system than have people reliant on welfare.
Also, it would be incredibly difficult to survive on centrelink.
If you are unable to work due to sickness, you get the amount of the dole. If you can get onto a disability pension (difficult), you get a bit more, but nothing like a wage.
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