Australia’s inhumane welfare system is based on a number of Myths
Click on the links below and help us BUST THE 10 MYTHS that prop up our unfair Welfare system.
MYTH #3: “Newstart is a temporary payment”
MYTH #4: “In Australia, anyone can get a job if they try hard enough. Therefore, unemployed people are dole bludgers and job snobs”
MYTH #9: “Many receiving the Disability Support Pension could work if they wanted and are instead rorting the system”
Repeated again and again by the mass media and the government, these 10 Myths have become deeply entrenched within Australian society.
As a result of the acceptance of these Myths, millions of Unemployed, Aged Pensioners, Disability Support Pensions and Single Mothers are labelled as ‘leaners’ or ‘bludgers’ and are forced to live unhappy lives of poverty. According to Australian Council of Social Services Four out of ever Ten people living on Social Security live in poverty.
Simply put, these 10 Myths have become the building blocks on which the Australian
government has built this inhumane welfare system.