Riverbend Cottage **  Bougainville Copper Project **  Trip to Samoa **  Kingdom of Tonga
The Road Less Travelled ** Early morning at Nelligen **  It all began in 1965 ** Property for sale
How accountants see the world ** German Harry ** Island-sitting Anyone? ** Local weather

Having trouble remembering the name of this blog?
Simply type into your browser tiny.cc/riverbend

 

If you find the text too small to read on this website, press the CTRL button and,
without taking your finger off, press the + button, which will enlarge the text.
Keep doing it until you have a comfortable reading size.
(Use the - button to reduce the size)

Today's quote:

Friday, March 20, 2015

"I'm on benefits and I got a fair go"

 

Last financial year Radio Rentals' total revenue was $197 million, and $90 million of that came from Centrelink payments for flat-screen televisions, sound systems and smartphones.

Gerard Brody, CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre said it was scandalous that Radio Rentals enjoyed such business security from the welfare system, "... to see [in this report] that such a high proportion of their revenue being paid from people who are Centrelink recipients, they are people on welfare payments and this business is sustaining itself on that, is astounding."

Radio Rentals' advertisements target people on Centrelink benefits, with one promotion saying, "I'm on benefits and I got a fair go".

What about a fair go for the taxpayers who have to fund this madness?