australia

Welfare quarantine on the cards for thousands of Queenslanders in Wide Bay region

Welfare quarantine on the cards for thousands of Queenslanders in Wide Bay region
Welfare quarantine on the cards for thousands of Queenslanders in Wide Bay region

Just happens to be wide bay.

You know the elected officials electorate who was wined and dined b indue with free trips to events to Brisbane in private times

Fuck I'm sick of these cunts

Also obrien is the same guy in Senate who lied when he could not provide a single person to back up his claim.that anyone was asking for the card

Goddamn, a whole area, just like that?

Also that bullshit statistic "90 of welfare receivers had parents who also received welfare at some point" well who gives a hot fuck? Doesn't claiming the Family Tax Benefit count as welfare? Holy shit, people who have kids and can receive help usually take it, who would have known??

The cherry on the top of this shitty ass cake is that this essentially gives the boot to small businesses. Who needs cheap fruit and veg from a local market where you need cash, when you can just give half your dole money straight to ColesWorth? The only reason I managed to live on the dole was with cheap farmers markets and being able to use cash.

It says you get to opt out once you get a job. I wonder how many people will suddenly be earning $25 a week under the mates ABN to get out of it.

So it costs more to implement than just the dole and that money goes to Indue, who has LNP shareholders.

In other words, it's a money laundering scheme.

Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law

Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law

might that free a lot of public servants to be able to make comments on social media again?

Meanwhile the catholic church continues to hold 180,000 jobs hostage - most of them funded by taxpayers - if anyone supports the concept of not wanting to discriminate against LGBT people. And they can freely sack those taxpayer funded jobs for any of a dozen petty bullshit reasons like being unwed and pregnant, gay, non-catholic, catholic-but-supports-SSM, etc etc.

“As long as the expression of your views isn’t threatening people in the workplace ... and is not hate speech, then clearly you’ve got a right to your views.”

Hate speech

Hate speech is speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.

Wouldn't advocating the denial of equal rights an attack on the basis of sexual orientation?

The 'contractor' was an 18 year old woman. If the owner didn't go on social media to brag about sacking her, chances are she would've got away with it, because the 'contractor' probably wouldn't have gone to the media herself.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

SSM: Fair Work Australia to investigate after Canberra contractor fired for backing No vote

SSM: Fair Work Australia to investigate after Canberra contractor fired for backing No vote
SSM: Fair Work Australia to investigate after Canberra contractor fired for backing No vote

Wtf is going on in this thread. No, it is absolutely not OK to fire someone over something as petty as a political disagreement. Anyone who is trying to justify this needs to seriously take a step back and ask themselves why they are advocating for loss of livelihood for having the wrong opinions.

I think this investigation is the right thing. You can have an opinion, but you can not act outside of the law, if this is the case, to make a point.

What about her civil rights? We did print a valid no option on the survey. My concern is not that she expressed agreement with something unpopular, my concern is the way in which people who hold controversial beliefs or ideas can be no platformed or punished by being fired for privately expressing a belief that's unpopular. Imagine a society where people speaking controversial but important ideas are banished from society to speak out against tyranny. Yes the context is different from this example but the principle remains the same. The left has traditionally been defenders of freedom of speech and critical ideas, it's a shame the new regressive left has forgotten that.

The point a lot of commentators seem to miss is the regular use of the word 'contractor'. If the person was a contractor and not an employee the business owner was simply ending a business relationship and cancelling the contract. This puts the issue outside employment law and into contract law.

PSA: Find a post office or post box here. No-one cares about your reddit rant if you don't post the survey.

PSA: Find a post office or post box here. No-one cares about your reddit rant if you don't post t...

PSA: my cats breath smells like cat food

Edit: Damn I suck at typing. Breathe to breath

Dawgmeat

I care buddy, bring it in.

Wait!! internet people don't care what I think??

:(

A coffee a year: How much Australian incomes have grown since 2008

A coffee a year: How much Australian incomes have grown since 2008
A coffee a year: How much Australian incomes have grown since 2008

Not even. A coffee is more than $3 most places.

* home not included

You could probably make 6 coffees at home for $3.

One Nation fail to register for SA election, won'€™t contest seats

One Nation fail to register for SA election, won'€™t contest seats

Good. I don't really detect much of a One Nation presence here anyway.

“We are currently not registered to contest territory elections in South Australia, however we would love to.” - LOL we are an original state... The Northern Territory used to be our own territory!

Well, the Not LiberalTM voters support the Not LiberalTM Xenophon in SA, so it's probably a smart move for them to avoid contesting an election there.

I apologise on behalf of my home state of Queensland for the inception of One Nation

The real concern is that right leaning protest vote might go and bolster the Australian Conservatives' vote, especially since Family First merged with them.

One of the few things I've ever done that felt like it might provide an enduring benefit to others a long time after I'm gone.

One of the few things I've ever done that felt like it might provide an enduring benefit to others a long time after I'm gone.

I may be just a grain of sand on this beach but damn I felt the occasion had a sense of importance when it came time actually to put the pen to the paper. It felt connected to all of those prior generations of Australians who ticked boxes and made decisions in their own eras, that set up those privileges that we have today.

It felt good to be connected to that.

Except it's a non-binding opinion poll for something that's already been polled thousands of times already. We're not participating in any sort of cultural revolution here.

Excellent sentiment, my fellow Australian!

It's funny, I actually felt like I shouldn't have been filling it out. Who am I to make a choice that massively affects the lives of so many wonderful people? They should be able to do what they want, not have a schmuck like me make the choice for them.

Yay! Democracy!...

Disclaimer: I did fill it out correctly ('yes' of course) and posted it on the same day.

Gay Marriage: Christians should support same sex marriage, says Father Dave

Gay Marriage: Christians should support same sex marriage, says Father Dave
Gay Marriage: Christians should support same sex marriage, says Father Dave

I rekon straight males should be the ones supporting this the most, because when some of these gay families head down the inevitable divorce routes at the same route us straighty 180's do, they will have to start up new discussions on who gets the kids and the house and the rest of the assets. If Steve and Phil divorce, then it can't automatically go to the woman. If Sarah and Karen get a divorce well...............Christ who bloody knows.

All I know is that us straight blokes who end up divorced will be a lot better off.

Keep in mind that these guys might not be telling the truth. Have a look at the Family Court judgements and appeals from the last year or so, it's not as cut and dry as people make it out to be. (The law prohibits me from actually putting the link on here)

Although the OP does have a point and this was something that was raised YEARS ago.

It's kinda thought-provoking finding about these genuine supporters of ssm who are especially religious/spiritual people who know their scriptures. Hearing that someone from the church I would still attend if I where religious wants to be the first to marry ssm couples goes to show how religious concepts of marriage and secular concepts of equal right's are able to be compatible - these individuals can see the way. It's interesting contrasting them against the big no political campigners like Abbott/Bernardi who cultivate many secular/godless rationalisations that I disagree with. It's a bit like contrasting Trump/Bannon against the Pope: when I see powerful/loud men opposing the most thoughtful ones I feel appreciation for the guys like Dave. Fave quote:

Why did it have to be opposition to same-sex marriage that brought us together? Why couldn’t it have been support for asylum-seekers?

I don't understand how much the no campaign goes on about religious freedom, when there are currently many people of faith who want to marry gay people but can't because of the law. Isn't that the type of government infringement on religious freedoms that the no campaign hates?

I have just discovered if you yell "FAAAAAARK" at the Telstra automated service you will be connected to a real person.

I have just discovered if you yell "FAAAAAARK" at the Telstra automated service you will be connected to a real person.

I had a simple problem, my Xbox had inadvertently connected to my 4G mobile internet (I have one for downloads and one for online gaming due to our terrible ADSL speeds) and I got charged $10 per GB for going over (20GB over = $200) I called 5 times and couldn't get around the automated service, I kept being funnelled every time into "Do you have access to this account? We are sending you a txt message if you don't" Finally on the fifth time I shouted "Faaaark" and suddenly.... "we will connect you now."

The operator reduced my bill given my previous bill payment history, fantastic! That was all that I wanted and I am now happy with Telstra again, all it took was for me to yell "Faaaaaaark" into the phone. hope this helps someone else.

It's going to be an interesting week for their call centre.

I used to say "Fuck you" to Centrelink until it connected me to a person. That was back in the days you could call Centrelink, mind you.

all you have to do is say nothing, or 'operator', or just hold a button down and you get the same result. just don't be surprised if you end up up with someone who isn't skilled to help you with your specific inquiry and you have to be transferred and wait again.

I find using "you cylon toaster cunt" also works

Try one of these subthreads