Ms Betterhome

Aparteid for poor people
August 7, 2011, 5:42 am
Filed under: city life, food, politics | Tags: ,

This inititative is incredibly creepy. I can understand quarantining benefits where there has been documented and proven neglect… but why target everyone in a given suburb? And why force them to shop at Woolworths rather than small businesses? I have to agree with the researcher quoted in the article: the judgments made by Centrelink staff were ”heavily influenced by prejudice. In the context of a suburb like Bankstown, it will overwhelmingly be migrant communities, along with indigenous and other marginalised groups who will be targeted.”


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