My worry about social services is that of dependency. These benefits are interpreted as entitlements that last forever. As a taxpayer for the whole vof my working life, I find it appalling that so many Australians contribute nothing and expect all. That attitude flows through an increasing number of families from one generation to the next.
O ok I’m I read last year that the taxation contributions to government of three average households are necessary to provide annual benefits to but one average welfare dependent family. If that is the case, what hope has our heavily hocked country ever got of achieving monetary independence? I also read that WELFARE is the largest single item of budgetary expenditure! If that is the case, where does it place our country in futurist terms?