He is such as asshole – they should leave it alone I reckon
EVERYONE on the dole could have half their payments quarantined for spending on essentials if the coalition wins the election.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott says he would like to extend an existing scheme under which the federal government quarantines welfare payments to people in the Northern Territory.
Half of each payment is set aside for food, rent and other essentials; the money cannot be used for alcohol, gambling or cigarettes.
The scheme was originally brought in for the NT’s indigenous communities and is now being extended to cover up to 20,000 Territorians.
Mr Abbott says if the scheme is good for the NT, it’s good for the country.