Saturday, July 30, 2005

$2000 rent arrears

DH went into shock to hear that she is  3 pay periods in arrears. That's a cool $1800 folks. She has been frantically searching for this year's rent receipts in the hope that something went amiss between Australia Post and DOH. How hard it is to earn money like that, how easy it is to lose track. But if not, well there goes this years tax refund... What the Govt gives with one hand, the Govt takes with the other. 
And somewhere, while the same $2000 endlessly changed hands, in the interstices, we managed to eat, buy some work clothes, pay for medical insurance that doesnt meet the gap anymore so you cant get sick anyway, paid for the dentist and some new glasses,  reregistered the old '84 Toyota warhorse for another year.
But DH hears that even non-housos are far from relaxed and comfortable.
Anyhow, DH admires the frontline troops on the counters of CentreLink and DOH... They're the ones that cop the flak for draconian government policies. Today's lot were subjected to a top volume haranguing from a dead drunk yobbo for the whole hour that DH was there. They remained unfailingly polite, where DH would have liked to bundle the poor sod into a taxi and dispatch him to Kirribilli House to harass the real guilty party.
I wonder if that party is also paying 30% of his salary for his Government Housing. The relevant authorities should sell of the property and send him to live in Campbelltown, where he would be closer to work.

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