Quote of the Week #11
WORDS BY SANDRA BUOL
"I could live on 40 bucks a day knowing that the government is supporting me with Newstart looking for employment.” - MP Julia Banks on ABC Radio, 2/5/2018
People on the dole currently get a fortnightly maximum of $545.80 if the person is single and and $590.40 if there is a dependant. That’s not much, so there has been lobbying to raise that amount by $50 per week. Which is still not much.
Liberal backbencher Julia Banks however thinks it’s plenty. She voiced her conviction by claiming that she would absolutely be able to live on that amount.
Check out her registered interests:
The woman owns five properties – three for investment purposes. I don’t think I need any further arguments here.