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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-2...ayment/4399768

    This is just appalling. Honestly.

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    I think agree with it, like they said its not meant to be long term, its a helping hand not a way of life. If you make it so people can live comfortably on these payments what incentive is there for people to actually look for work? I would go further and make a limit on the number of years a person can get aid over a life time unless they hit a hard patch and need help again.

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    I think agree with it, like they said its not meant to be long term, its a helping hand not a way of life. If you make it so people can live comfortably on these payments what incentive is there for people to actually look for work? I would go further and make a limit on the number of years a person can get aid over a life time unless they hit a hard patch and need help again.
    Completely agree with you. Many years ago i was unemployed and un-eligible for new start allowance and I searched high and low until I could get any paying work but i eventually found it. It's supposed to be a hand UP not a hand OUT. These payments are not a right they are a benefit - many people forget that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummajugs28 View Post
    Completely agree with you. Many years ago i was unemployed and un-eligible for new start allowance and I searched high and low until I could get any paying work but i eventually found it. It's supposed to be a hand UP not a hand OUT. These payments are not a right they are a benefit - many people forget that.
    I agree with you so many people take for granted just how much this country does for its people. If only they can see how other countries do the welfare system they would be so grateful of what Australia does.

    I always think of the saying give a man a fish feed him for a day teach a man to fish and he will eat a lifetime Or however its written lol

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Should be increased. New start is $246 a week, a $50 increase means it's still less than $300 a week to live on. I can't even get my grocery bill below that, I don't know how people actually survive with so little.

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    In another who is glad it was rejected. Dole payments should be limited so the truly needy, the disabled and the pensioners can get more.
    I'm a small business owner and we always have well payed jobs available to people who WANT to work.
    I call Bull$hit to anyone who says they can't find a job.

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    Default Re: Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Yes but the issue is that the current payment isnt enough to cover the basics while giving someone the means to search for work.

    An extra $50 wont stop someone from looking for work cause they are living the high life. At the moment its keeping people below the poverty line.

    I think its a good idea and long overdue. There hasnt been an increase since 1994. Pretty obvious it would be an insufficent amount to survive in 2012. Costs of everyday living expenses have gone through the roof!

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Should be increased. New start is $246 a week, a $50 increase means it's still less than $300 a week to live on. I can't even get my grocery bill below that, I don't know how people actually survive with so little.
    Wow that blows my mind. I feed a family of five for $110 a week! Including junk food treats! When you need to survive you do. It doesn't matter how much you get IMO when we had no money we made it work - DH got a second job, I was doing cash work on the side etc. if DH could get two jobs (one was delivering food, the other was a desk job) how can people sit on the dole for years claiming they haven't found anything. I also claim bull****

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    As someone who has had to live on this pittance for nearly a year, I can safely say it is not enough to live on.

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    Well you're saying it to me sweetpeamummy.

    Luckily I've been getting my work extended since being made redundant, but I can tell you now that there are hundreds of people applying for EVERY part time position coming up in Brisbane at the moment, and when I'm completely inflexible on days and hours due to daycare... I'm certainly not going to get one.

    If when my son is 5 I need to find another job, I'll be on the dole and again, inflexible for times. I could likely afford before school care or afterschool, but not both. Again, with so many people looking for work I have very very little chance of getting a job.

    There are certainly some bludgers out there. But there are also people that genuinely can't find work for a multitude of reasons.

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