I’ve been on both sides of the poverty line, and I can unequivocally state that this country’s welfare system needs to change its direction.
The AUWU’s Jeremy Poxon: “They try and paint a picture that they’re creating a lot of jobs, when it’s just not true”
Jeremy Poxon of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU) talks about the basic truth that powers unemployment in this country.
Again, the nation’s poor, the “dole bludgers” have been outed by the media. The problem is that they’re actually not the problem.
The suicide of First Nation youth in this country is at a crisis point. But it is our lack of a meaningful response that should be loudly noted.
In the pursuit of excellence, we’ve let the conditions of the ordinary Australian slip. Ordinary is fine, and ordinary is worth fighting for.