No – I couldn’t live on $35 a day. Not without missing out on some basics of life and going into debt. The first job of government should be to care for the country’s people and environment. Our government is failing. I could get by only by skipping meals, going into debt, using the services of welfare agencies and not paying any bills. I could not buy clothes, pay for training or reliably get to appointments. I was lucky that this week I didn’t need to pay for a Myki card, car rego or service, insurance, dental bills, medical costs, school expenses, optometrist fees, gifts for loved ones or any number of other emergency expenses.
Ah yes, the only man on earth who managed to fly first class on the Newstart allowance. Melbourne needs whites-only parking spaces, more statues of cricketers and less parklands. Vote 1 Herman Apto.
??? “DAYS after declaring he could not live on Newstart, Adam Bandt returned to life as a parliamentarian with a business-class fight to Canberra and service in the Chairman’s Lounge.”
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/money/cost-of-living/green-mps-dole-experiment-over/story-fnagkbpv-1226570333282#ixzz2Tkc8O0KQ
He did what every mp does very very often on their commute to and from canberra, after the newstart challenge.
these posts where all prompted by http://imnotcaradelevingne.tumblr.com ’s anon btw if you’re a bit confused
Q:what did you think of the new kanye track, what do you think of kanye?
i literally just said “it’s a good song”
kanye west is kanye west
“the greens only care about trendy issues like refugees”
i am still incredibly incredibly angry about this
A CARBON TAX
TWO THINGS WHICH WOULD’VE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT ADAM BANDT’S INPUT
it’s a good song