Do you pay tax off Centrelink payments? I receive Family Tax Benefit at the moment and didn't think it was taxable. Are some taxable and other not?
It has been in for quite awhile, but is only applied to certain people who are on income management programs. I am sure it is rorted by some people, but I also know of others who are happy to have it as it means they are not constantly hounded by their extended families for cash.
In certain circumstances (and if you have spent any time in remote communities you will know some of those) I think it is another option to consider. I can't see it ever being implemented as a standard procedure for everyone.
I don't think it is unreasonable to expect that benefits be used to feed and cloth your family. If you are having trouble managing this then income management and basic cards are certainly a tool that may assist.
Seems ironic though that the big chains are used as acceptable places..things are soo much more expensive there like fruit/veg/meat
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