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

No sign of council playing ball on Anzac Oval
This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?


Cemeteries could be turned into parks
Something to think read, to think about, to cherish: “Quiet City – Walking in West Terrace Cemetery” by Carol Lefevre.
It was first published in 2016 by Wakefield Press and is one of the most engrossing histories I have ever read.


The millions and the misery
@ Eugene’s mate, Posted June 6, 2018 at 1:34 pm
Whoever you are (but clearly someone ashamed of your own name?), please rest assured that the financial wellbeing and accountability of CAAC in no way upsets my peace of mind.
I follow stories in Alice Springs News Online because together they form the mosaic that is Alice Springs. Sometimes these stories are tasty and sometimes bland. Just saying.


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