Saturday, July 30, 2005
Posted by DH at 12:00 am
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Getting a bit Orwellian, isnt it???
A Ministry of Workforce Participation already!!!. Ve hef veys of making you vork....
Or, carrots for the rich and sticks for the poor...
The Minister. Peter Dutton, is a bright young thing and speaks glowingly of the benefits of workplace participation, and all the incentives the Libs offer.
DH tells him that despite earning 1500 a week as a contractor, no holiday pay, sick leave or anything of crse, she is only $80 a week better off than she was on the carer's pension.
"What kind of incentive is THAT?" she inquires triumphantly.
Both he and minder visibly blanch. They havent thought that one through. It cd upset the middle classes.
He recovers quickly, "Well, I dont know anything about that. I'd have to see the spreadsheet first".
"NOT A PROBLEM :-) ! ! !" DH triumphs again, diving into her briefcase. "I happen to have one right here."
The rest of you can see this at www.aspar.klattu.com.au/housospread
At Question time, DH also asked the Minister how Industrial Relations "Reforms" (oh please) especially changes to unfair dismissal laws will impact people with disabilities who may not be able to perform to benchmarks.
Not a problem, says Peter Dutton, because they will still be protected by Disability Discrimination Laws...
Yeah, but, it takes several years to establish a discrimination claim, Peter, but if you were dismissed unfairly, how you gonna pay for the legal fees....
That's the trouble with the Libs. Grand ideological new brooms all over the place. No clue about how its all going to fit together...
Posted by DH at 12:22 pm
... cant quite afford the $220 a day ...
The Disability Rights movement has a motto "Nothing about us, without us". In other words, "dont research us, make decisions about us without our participation".
DH found herself wondering if ASPC's motto was:
Posted by DH at 8:58 am
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
... except her daughter's Student Allowance of $169 per fortnight.
How is DH surviving you ask?
CREDIT. What ELSE?
Her mother's pension.
Her life savings are gone.
And if you're one of DH's best friends, and she conned you into reading this, be very afraid... She's about to put the hard word on you :-)
Posted by DH at 6:20 am
Friday, July 01, 2005
The good news. $600 to CentreLink recipients of Carer's Allowance.
The bad news. DH misses out on the $1000 for recipients of Carer's Payment, since she wasnt deemed to be on it on the nth of May.
Although she wd have been technically if they hadnt moved the goalpost (see below)
Posted by DH at 6:47 am