Monthly Archives: June 2010

Machine Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 1 to 3. (Part 1 of a 7 part blog.)

(The postings in this Blog are a memorial to the more than 3 million Aussie Battlers have been Breached. It is especially a memorial to the (estimated) 5,000+ Aussie Battlers who did not survive being breached. Please, help to spread … Continue reading

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Machine Gunning the welfare Life Boat: Pages 4 to 6. (Part 2 of 7 parts.)

“Centrelink does not collect ‘Post Breaching Terminal Outcome statistics.’ In fact for a quarter of a century, neither the former DSS nor Centrelink made a substantive effort to collect the broad range of critical human impact assessments that are absolutely … Continue reading

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Machine Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 7 to 9. (Part 3 of 7.)

Clearly, there is considerable effort to deliberately avoid Transparency when it comes to the “uncomfortable” humanitarian consequences of Breaching/Compliance Measures. The simple reality is that the Social Security (Administration) Act has deliberately deprived people of the protection of the courts … Continue reading

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Machine Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 10 to 12. (Part 4 of 7 parts.)

Since the 1930s, suicide rates amongst the unemployed have been high. Being unemployed can undermine self worth to the point where even a ‘minor’ penalty imposed by Centrelink can push an at-risk welfare recipient over the edge and result in … Continue reading

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Machiune Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 13 to 15. (Part 5 of 7 parts.)

With the majority of members of the Federal Parliament lacking the necessary legal training and the years of court room experience required to be member of judiciary, it is entirely inappropriate for politicians to enact laws that contain provisions such … Continue reading

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Machine Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 15 to 18. (Part 6 of 7 parts)

T.o.R. 2. (a) 1. “…effectiveness… in meeting job seeking requirements. As the Rudd Government’s Productivity Places Program has made very clear, it is a totally unreasonable presumption to assume that Compliance Measures that reduce job seekers allowance will somehow enable … Continue reading

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Machine Gunning the Welfare Life Boat: Pages 18 to 20 (The last bit.)

“The wheels of justice may grind exceedingly slow, but they grind exceedingly fine”. Justice is often slow as the following two examples indicate. Bloody Sunday: On 30 January 1972, 13 people were killed when soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment … Continue reading

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