Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Carer's Week, one and all!

$268.50 a week!

That's what the Howard Govt expects sole parent carers to survive on


To Tony Abbott and all your good Christian Right-to-Life mates,

Put your money where your mouths are, you hypocritical hounds!
If you can't guarantee disabled people a life equivalent to that of an average middle class Australian, you'd be kinder to kill them at birth.


The appalling statistics:

56% of carers suffer moderate depression*
40% of carers suffer severe depression

2,600,000 Australians are carers
500,000 are on call 24 hrs a day.
104,000 are dependant on the Carer's Pension

* Cf 6% of the general population

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