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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    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
    Yes, and look how well the US is doing

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    So they need to raise the amount but put some stipulations on length of payments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeamummy View Post
    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.
    When I came over to Australia I applied to have my working ban lifted when I applied for residency. They approved it in like a week and not a few days later I had 3 jobs was so easy. Down at the shops there are 5 places hiring right now, there are multiple places at the plaza hiring too. Everywhere I go I see people looking for workers its pretty awesome actually. May not be the most prestigious jobs one of my jobs was cleaning a butcher job what a gross job but hey it paid my bills so I was grateful to have it any job is better than no job IMO

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Living below the poverty line exacerbates the problem and makes it harder to find work. It's all very well to say they need an incentive to get a job, but struggling to hold onto the roof over your head and eat a decent meal makes getting a job and keeping it almost impossible. How are you meant to keep your car running or buy train tickets so that you can get to job interviews and a job if you have zero left over after paying rent? How are you supposed to work a full day and pass probationary periods when you are malnourished? I mean really.

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mummajugs28 View Post
    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****
    I don't buy junk food, I cook fresh meals every day

    It's funny how people always refer to the few people who don't ever work. They are in the tiniest minority. Get over it. Majority of people who need assistance don't stay on for long and laze around all day doing nothing. If my husband lost his job, there is no way we could survive on that money.

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    ^ exactly ( @ shell65)

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    When I came over to Australia I applied to have my working ban lifted when I applied for residency. They approved it in like a week and not a few days later I had 3 jobs was so easy. Down at the shops there are 5 places hiring right now, there are multiple places at the plaza hiring too. Everywhere I go I see people looking for workers its pretty awesome actually. May not be the most prestigious jobs one of my jobs was cleaning a butcher job what a gross job but hey it paid my bills so I was grateful to have it any job is better than no job IMO
    But you have a husband who doesn't work and who can take care of the kids, some people don't have that luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yes, and look how well the US is doing
    Has nothing to do with the country it has to do with being grateful for what this country does for its people but I guess those with entitlement mentality will never be grateful

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    A friend was telling me a story from her client... They advertised a job in Brisbane for a parttime position. Advertiser took down the ad after less than 24 hours, they already had over 300 applicants.

    There may be lots of jobs to go round in your area. It doesn't mean that's the case everywhere. You also need to remember that once you have a few qualifications and experience, they won't take you for those more entry level jobs. Mark my words by mid next year Brisbane will be full of highly qualified out of work people who can't find jobs. They'll be lying on their resume's to make them seem LESS experienced and qualified just to get a wage at all.

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    Default Push to increase inadequate dole rejected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    When I came over to Australia I applied to have my working ban lifted when I applied for residency. They approved it in like a week and not a few days later I had 3 jobs was so easy. Down at the shops there are 5 places hiring right now, there are multiple places at the plaza hiring too. Everywhere I go I see people looking for workers its pretty awesome actually. May not be the most prestigious jobs one of my jobs was cleaning a butcher job what a gross job but hey it paid my bills so I was grateful to have it any job is better than no job IMO
    That's exactly right I see jobs advertised everywhere all day everyday but probably not the types of jobs these people want. I was so poor and not receiving any money from the government that I couldn't afford to be picky. I took what I could get until which time where I found a suitable replacement and subsequently moved over.

    It wasn't my ideal situation to be scrubbing people's toilets but that's how I fed my family - and the hate I had towards this work was my incentive to look for a position available in the field I actually belonged to.


 

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