Centrelink system does'nt work.

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  1. TheEnd

    TheEnd Well-Known Member

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    After being on Centrelink payments for a few months i'm really starting to find out it doesn't work and dose'nt pay enough....Only $460 per fornight is just not enough for food, fuel, internet and mobile phone which of all is needed to function in todays society..... I live in a semi rural area and its very hard to get to local Centrelink office for appointments and job agency as well....My mum had to pay my car registration last month.... I know they want people working and paying taxes but honestly they have screwed it all down way too hard it just doesn't work.
     
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    Old Codger Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Surely you jest?


    Centrelink payments are NOT a lifestyle choice! or at least should not be. They are a temporary assistance to help a citizen get over a period on misfortune.



    "My mum had to pay my car registration last month".


    I would be ashamed to admit it. You will repay her of course?


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    Absolutely trolling.
     
  4. TheEnd

    TheEnd Well-Known Member

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    Of course I will but I need to get a job first.
     
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    Caput Lupinum Active Member Silver Stacker

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    There's still plenty of jobs out there if you look hard enough. It might not be in the field you want to work in, but if push comes to shove they'll pay the bills until you can find a job in the field you want. Doesn't take much to get a RSA and get a job behind a bar or a security licence to stand in front of a bank.
     
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    bordsilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    In case it helps, I started a thread on this elsewhere a few months ago, nowadays it is readily possible to get a good variety of food more than enough for a single bloke for under $5 a day. You obviously can't eat sirloin but there's a wide variety of other things that can do it, you just need to be willing to stick to it. Think of it as a challenge and money will stay in your pocket.

    Rent and fuel can be tough of course, especially when you're locked in.
     
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    I am sorry but a car is still a lifestyle choice.

    If there are no jobs in your area and you choose to go on Centrelink instead of move to where there are jobs, that is also a lifestyle choice.
     
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    Old Codger Active Member Silver Stacker

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    So is smoking, drinking, and the pokies.

    Maybe not applicable in this case, but is in many others.


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    If you live somewhere isolated a car can be a necessity in order to be able to find and hold a job.
     
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    petey Active Member Silver Stacker

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    A motorbike would likely be a more economical option, no? Scooter even depending on distances.
     
  11. DanielM

    DanielM Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Too right, I know someone through the local, he has a full time job, and 3 part time jobs and averages around 70hours a week, he said to me he cannot fathom how someone can honestly say they cannot find a job
     
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    bordsilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Not everyone wants to or can.

    More to the point is that housing and transport options are usually things that cannot be adjusted within a few weeks without a significant expense. If you hoping to get a new job within a few weeks why go to the cost and hassle of selling/buying large pieces of capital?
     
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    All unemployed should live in Toorak, just a short tram ride from the city!!!!
     
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    What about flemmington?
     
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    Nice and close to the races.
     
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    DanielM Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Wouldn't be the first centerlink dollar to be gambled away
     
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    Go to "Dole Island"

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gZ-3LDCRfg[/youtube]
     
  18. Old Codger

    Old Codger Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I remember when the Newcastle earthquake hit.

    The headline said something like,

    "Newcastle RSL flattened , full of pensioners on Pension day, millions dead".



    OC
     
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    So...how old are you?

    Some of us here might be able to help you find a job.

    Provide a general location of where you live and any qualifications you have, especially education.

    Are you physically fit?

    Cheers

    H
     
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    Economical!!!

    Until he falls off the bluddy thing and ends up as a Quadriplegic or worse...then it's not so cheap aye?
     

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