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Do you feel it is part of the Government's responsibility to support the less fortunate?
No
3.81%
Yes
48.61%
To a point and then they're on their own
45.52%
Other,please leave a comment
2.06%
  • Total votes: 971
  • Poll ended: Sat 29 Nov. 2014, 6:00 AM

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Poll Comments (49)

Comment by sonicmoosie

Fri 15 Aug. 2014, 1:53 PM


I believe that it is the responsibility of everyone to take care of everyone else. We are all in life together, so why shouldn't we all, less fortunate or not, try to do the right thing by everyone else.

Comment by Katie8

Tue 12 Aug. 2014, 2:31 PM


You can judge a country by the way it treats women, its children and its most vulnerable, needy people. The current despicable toxic Abbott regime have FAILED on all fronts! Abbott and his party of callously cruel misanthropists are overflowing with arrogant, self entitled narcissists who are nothing more than vacuous, crawling servants to the ruthless, fascist and neoliberal agenda of the IPA! In only 11 short months, Abbott has managed to de-fund, annihilate and destroy our environment, our leading systems of education and health and our international reputation. The day cannot come soon enough when this pack of reprehensible idiots are kicked to the kerb! Abbott's FRAUDULENT win at the last election was on a platform of LIES and character assassinations aided and abetted by the corporate predatore, Murdoch!

Stevet replied to Katie8's comment

Sat 20 Sept. 2014, 6:10 PM


the character assassination came from the labour parties own people, bill shorten the current opposition leader was the one who knifed Rudd and Gillard in the, maybe because they were telling lies, we had 6 years of total backstabbing and total chaos which emanated from the labor party, if u think the labour party really values the voter, how on earth do you explain Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, simple the voters turned against them both and rather than face the public at an election and give the people a choice, that was the Union and no one else, rightly or wrongly the public voted for abbott,l and we can vote him back out again, with labor however you only only get who the union approve of, no boats, no mining tax, no carbon, no Gillard no Rudd c onstantly in our face, now if they can just sort out employment, the dole and entitlements without those who truly need and deserve assistant being harmed, if you don't need it take your nose out of the troth, there are people who do !!!

Katie8 replied to Stevet's reply

Thu 16 Oct. 2014, 12:24 PM


Stevet, what you say is absolute COMPLETE rubbish. By the way, learn how to spell correctly TROUGH because that is where the self entitled LNP have their fat noses 100% of the time! Gillard has NOT told lies, you fool ... you believe all the Murdoch LIES and ongoing propaganda. Abbott got in on a PLATFORM of reprehensible LIES and ongoing broken promises (700 to date)!! Sloppy Joe Hockey charged the taxpayer $250 per night accommodation whilst he stayed in his own wife's $1.5 Million Canberra home! Don't lecture about things you know ZILCH about especially as you are not even an Australian citizen .. just another myopic little right wing oxygen thief hanging on to Abbott/Murdoch lies and deceptive BS like it was gospel! WAKE UP!

Comment by midroc

Mon 11 Aug. 2014, 8:26 PM


Yes, the democratic system is design to support all layers of the society including the most disadvantaged.

Comment by princesskessie

Sun 10 Aug. 2014, 3:24 PM


Absolutely. Stop giving corporate welfare (such as mining subsidies and disgusting tax breaks) to the already obscenely wealthy and instead create jobs (by supporting the faltering manufacturing sector instead of sending it offshore) for those who want to work but can't get a job or those struggling with disabilities or advanced age that make it hard or impossible to earn a living wage. Wealth re-distribution should be the primary goal of any government.

Comment by Will0w

Sat 09 Aug. 2014, 2:35 PM


Absolutely, Australia is after all a welfare state. I disagree completely with Adam Smith's supply and demand Wealth of Nations philosophy, not all who are finding times tough are lazy or stupid, just as all who are well off aren't motivated and highly intelligent. I believe early intervention is the best policy as generational poverty, unemployment and school disengagement are all cycles that need to be broken. The economy will benefit most, helping isn't supporting people to be lazy it's giving them the opportunity to be consumers (which is all the govt wants us to be anyway). The govt can't keep supporting big business tax cuts for Rhinehart etc. while punishing the less fortunate, they are risking the false conscious becoming the class conscious which will lead to changes they cannot comprehend in their little 1%er minds.
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