It is a disappointment to read another senior public servant …

Comment on Advancement in the bush: no more ‘one size fits all’, says Minister by Hal Duell.

It is a disappointment to read another senior public servant bagging the misnamed income management.
When given its proper name of welfare management, the criticism is shown to be misplaced.
Income is earned money, and to impose management on that would be punitive. No argument.
Welfare is a government subsidy, and to impose management on that is a responsible use of public funds.
Those in receipt of government subsidies would do well to consider how lucky (again) we are in Australia that such subsidies are possible at all. We are not down to soup kitchens and food stamps yet, and let’s hope we don’t get there.
Many nations around the world offer very little in the way of a safety net. Some offer nothing at all.
Take the BasicsCard and the cash subsidy, eat well and see that your children get to school. That way when they come of age, they will be able to find employment, earn a wage and not have to live on a managed government subsidy.
On a different note, but one also mentioned in the article, it simply astonishes me that there are still communities where no one is able to dismantle, clean and reassemble an S-bend. What have they been doing out there all these years? Instead of bemoaning the plight of the community dweller, how about showing a little respect for the hard-working and much called upon Australian tax-payer, and learn to help yourself?

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Police want parents to stop youth crime
One reason, perhaps the biggest reason, why government authorities are scared shitless to do anything about the kids running wild in Alice is they fear being tarred with the “stolen generations” brush.
Why the Indigenous authorities do nothing is anyone’s guess. Mine is that they are scared of them, or scared of the payback that any action on their part would generate.


Council poll says ‘no’ to gallery at Anzac Oval
Multiple devices? Multiple addresses? Sounds like Putin did it.


SA budget allocation may put paid to Alice gallery: Higgins
The way to reinvigorate the CBD is not through investing in an art gallery or a cultural centre, but by investing in people.
Build attractive modern flats and populate the area. I understand there are no zoning impediments to doing that.
A skate park at the river end of Parson’s Street would breathe life into many who just hang around, and they hang around because it still is our CBD. We’ve just made a mess of it is all.


Gallery: What we need to know before we spend a cent
@ Maya: Posted August 31, 2018 at 11:41 am.
With a nod to Russell Guy, and now the Melanka site comes into play. That is, if we’re talking about an art gallery, and not a Cultural Centre.
This could be what we’ve been looking for.


Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
It is a very good thing Cr Banks has done. Good for her own image as a Councillor of transpanency, and good for ASTC.
I’m thinking of those councils in trouble over in Queensland, and I wonder how much of that trouble might have been avoided if every council employee, whether elected or hired, had known from their first day that there were NO free lunches.
I think, and I like to think, that our Council is without reproach. Let’s keep it that way.


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