But what you consider necessary, others may not and so on and so forth. For example, we spend way to much on defence for my liking. But that is just what I think, you may think the opposite!
This is to Kimberleygal1. I guess the flaw in that is the payments people recieve, even on a low income isn't enough to provide a comfortable life. I can't imagine anyone being comfortable and not taking that pay rise or looking for better pay because government support is enough. It just doesn't happen. Not everyone can plan a perfect life, not everyone can finish university or work in a job that has high paying potential. You forget about the many many people who work in low paying jobs, hospitality, factories etc. People that just need to work to support themselves and their family.
People shouldn't be crucified for working hard to provide for themselves and their family just because the job isn't to a high paying standard. Someone has to do it, life is expensive, Melbourne and Sydney are in the top 5 most expensive cities in the world.
Some people work more than 12 years also, people like my dad who worked for 40years in a factory, payed tax, never recieved anything in those days like tax benefit a or b and never complained about anyone who was on the dole.
Unfortunately there are so many families suffering because of all the price rises with everything here, thanks to the mining Australia is in good shape but these suffering families are finding it incredibly difficult to stay afloat. These people are the ones that should be helped, it's crazy exxy here. I don't kow how some people are surviving
It was on the news tonight actually, Sydney was 3rd and Melbourne 5th I didn't see Perth on the list? Something like coffee, London and New York pay $1.60-90? Something like that, and we pay $3.60. Even basic costs like milk.
Strange as Perth is extraordinarily expensive. Whenever I have been to Melbourne/Sydney recently I can't believe how much cheaper everything is. And I won't even go there with rental and real estate costs here.
Plus melb and std have always been pricey, Perth has only recently become an expensive city so a lot of families are trying to adjust. I remember going over east and seeing so many homeless people in the city and go wow! Now they are everywhere in our city.
Its hit Perth families really hard. Some are very fortunate to have benefited from the mining however.
Coffees here are $4-$4.50.
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