posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 10:29 PM
a reply to: khnum
As you know Morrisson and Hockey are currently after the 'spongers'on welfare,yes there is welfare waste but half of newstart recipients are under the
Oh, there is a massive waste in the wefare system, but its not by people who are claiming newstart (or dole bludgers, if you'd prefer). The government
pays 8 billion a year for newstart payments, which is actually good for the economy, since that's 8 billion dollars a year which is being circulated
into local economies and not just sitting in the saving accounts of the middle and upper class.
Problem is, newstart is meant to be for the purpose of supporting people well they look for work. Now how does a person with bills, rent and other
expenses to pay and is only getting $260 a week (plus $60 rent assistance, if they pay over $150 a week rent) manage to put fuel in there car to even
get to a job interview? Forget about even considering a hair cut or new clothes... Newstart payments need to be raised by at least $50 a week in order
to be effective for what there meant for (helping people find work), rather than just preventing people from starving to death.
But the real problem with the newstart system are the job network providers, who get paid by the government to help you look for work though training
and support... but trust me, they do everything but! Just trying to get a $10 fuel card to drive to a job is usually a major ordeal.
I actually had an employer who had a job for me if I could hook up a fork lift license. So I went to my job network provider to get them to pay for it
(since there obligated to do so) and they told me they would pay for me to get my forklift ticket, but that I would have to do a full time 3 week
course (a forklift license course is usually a 3 day course). Thing is, these dodgy pricks knew full well I was already working 3 days a week and
wouldn't be able to do a 3 week course. In other words, it was just there clever little way of refusing to pay for my forklift license.
They don't even want you working, because being unemployed makes you a commodity to them. They just make you go in there once a month and get you to
sign some papers, then send you off and collect there check from the government.
Four corners even uncovered countless cases of fraud by these jobnetwork providers about 6 months ago. But the government still hasn't done much of
anything to fix the inefficiency of the system. They'd rather just keep paying untold millions of tax payer dollars out to them and then just go after
people claiming newstart, who can barely afford to feed themselves.
The whole system is a incompetent waste of tax dollars and a complete disgrace.