A person who is fired, with or without cause (13 week stand-down)
A person who takes "voluntary" redundancy (which usually isn't all that voluntary in this day and age - 13 week stand-down)
A person the Commissioner of Police claims is a "risk to public safety" - a simple letter from a constable to MSD and that person's benefit gets the chop
A person who has an arrest warrant (yes, even for unpaid parking fines - and sometimes people aren't aware they even have these!)
A patient in a public hospital for more than 13 weeks (benefit gets chopped down to $40/week. Never mind that their rent and other bills aren't)
A woman who fails to take "reasonable" steps to obtain maintenance from the father of a child who disappears (and no, "reasonable" isn't defined. Interestingly, this clause only applies to women!)
A person who fails a drug test (because let's penalise them, rather than try help them through what may actually be a real problem!)
Fully agree with all of them
Thanks for clearing them up.
None of them cause "poverty"
Not by your definition - of course not.
Not by my definition or the UN's definition.
BTW: Whats you definition on the word "poverty"?
I think we have reached the end of this one.
Its safe to say, Poverty is not the governments fault. We don't even have real poverty in this country.
All this thread has proved is how much the government is already doing. We have a great social welfare system. Those that can't get by on it only have themselves to blame.