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Monday, September 17, 2012
Getting beneficiaries out of welfare "trap"? Yeah right!
National's reforms are designed to get beneficiaries out of the welfare "trap". Yeah right! What a big-hearted government. Then what? If you don't send your child to pre-school, if you don't answer the phone from Work and Income on the third call, if you don't have a drug test - you will lose 50% of your social welfare benefit. What about the children? If parents can't feed them adequately, CYFs will take the children into care. Then you don't need a benefit - you can go to work .But where are the jobs? I'm not a brain-surgeon you may say. Here is a one-way ticket to Brisbane!