The Social Assistance (Future Focus) Bill has been referred to Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee for submissions. Metiria Turei and Catherine Delahunty have produced a submission guide to assist people wanting to make submissions opposing this Bill. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14 May 2010.
No amount of work-testing is going to get people who cannot work because of alcohol or drug dependency back into the workforce. All that will do is make them feel harassed and more likely to sink deeper into the faux refuge of their dependency.