Every government in recent times have tried and failed in welfare reforms. People won't change unless they are forced to.
My cousin last night ( who's under 25) put up a post last night about being fck with new changes. I asked why and their response was "well IF I loose my job I won't have income".
They're in a very stable job that the only way they'll loose it is if they broke the law or quit.
That's not hard to not quit or not break the law.
It's this attitude that needs to change,
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14-05-2014 10:20 #303
@maternidade your cousin could get retrenched too.
I do think it's a good thing for a country to offer some kind of security to its weakest link.
How do you keep on paying rent or mortgage when you lose your job? What is so wrong about giving newstart to these people to help them keep on living while they are looking for another job?
It's all good to want to make the labour market as flexible as possible but then we need to offer some security for people in between jobs.
14-05-2014 10:20 #304
I know now a number of people who were in so-called very stable jobs who have been made redundant in the last year. I have a friend who works in HR/payroll who has done nothing but redundancies the last year at her work, they have laid off so many skilled and professional employees who have found it very difficult to regain work. And I know others who work in government - traditionally very stable - who have seen stacks if redundancies there too. They replace them with casuals or contract staff. There's no such thing as stable work anymore.
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14-05-2014 10:22 #305
Seriously worried about our future and hoping some of the reforms get held back at the senate level! We're generally ok for the moment, but definitely on a tightrope with that. Really feel for people who were right there with us and will be tipped over by all this.
On a somewhat related note (but less to do with the impact this will have on families per se) I guess that with so many services being slashed and new taxes being imposed there'll be less people trying to come in to the "lucky country" - which is really the only way they can justify the cuts to support for asylum seekers :/
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14-05-2014 10:23 #306Senior Member
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Agreed. My DH has seen many redundancies in his company over the past 3 years. They (and many others in his industry) have also had a freeze on hiring for that long, so what are the people who are made redundant in that industry meant to do????
It's all well and good to tell people to work.... I agree that if you can you should. But, the jobs have to be there too!!!
We are just grateful that DH still has a job. For now anyway.
14-05-2014 10:41 #307Senior Member
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And the budget and tax measures do NOT get money from highest income earners - the highest income earners pay less tax that anyone else
The latest tax statistics show 75 ultra-high-earning Australians paid no tax at all in 2011-12. Zero. Zip
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14-05-2014 10:50 #309
Or when I was fresh out of uni at 21 and was only offered short term contracts and then when one finished and it took me 6 months to find a job I should have broken my lease and moved back in with my parents and lived off them cause no one in unskilled jobs wanted to hire me given it was immediately clear I was still looking for work in my industry.
14-05-2014 10:56 #310
This whole govt are a bunch of buffoons. They don't seem to understand the basics of economics. Paying off debt by having homeless, starving uneducated people just isn't going to work and defies all of the complex economic mechanisms at work.
I truly fear for this country. And I don't say that flippantly. I mean I *really* fear for our futures.
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