The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Welfare solutions looking for problems

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:20pm, first published September 23 2016 - 4:29pm

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has probably done everyone, even the poor, a favour by reminding us all that the main reason the poor tend to become entrenched and dependent on welfare is because they don't have jobs, or houses, are sick or disabled, or have responsibilities for others which inhibit their capacity to earn an income.