“Dole Bludgers” or Helping others?

I only drink to make other people interesting

Dole bludgers – an Aussie term that has fascinated me for years.  Would we really trade places with anyone who is welfare dependent? Growing up middle class  I have heard my fair share of people doubt the authenticity of many surviving on welfare.  Sure there are some people who slip through the cracks and probably don’t need Government assistance however my recent research was very enlightening.

I learned that welfare dependency can be a complex cycle of diminishing self worth through disability, illness, addiction and more and that most people who are welfare dependent most certainly do not consider it a luxury.

Read more – Dependency through the ages

http://news.com.au/finance/economy/dole-blowout-to-force-government-to-target-family-payments/story-e6frflo9-1226786138630

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