It reeks of diversionary political tactics to me!


So the Federal Government has plans to introduce Legislation to withhold the welfare payments for 13 weeks from the parents of serial truants. Are they serious? This would have to rank as one of the most careless and idiotic proposals ever to be introduced into Parliament.

Families on Centrelink benefits barely manage to make ends meet without the assistance of welfare agencies as it is and seem to be constantly behind in their rent,bills etc. The stress this places on the recipients of benefits is incredible where domestic violence and child abuse are common.This will only escalate, having serious and dangerous ramifications for the children and partners.The welfare agencies and child services are unable to handle their case loads efficiently now, so if this does pass through the Parliament who knows what will happen. It reeks of diversionary political tactics to me!

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One thought on “It reeks of diversionary political tactics to me!

  1. I think you will know who this is- I cannot use my own name for fear of reprisals! I agree 100% with what you have written. We have both seen first hand how the lives of these marginalised families can be. The safety of staff is also going to be compromised.Well written.
    I also watched the video of your jump. You are one gutsy lady. 🙂

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