Strangers R Us: Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is Bitter, Stupid And Counter-Productive


If you think our society is ‘too soft’ on the vulnerable, you probably need to find another society, writes Sue Stevenson.

It’s apparently easy to persuade lots of people to be cool with their government treating others like criminals.

All you need to do is wedge yourself in underneath the bitterness of their life, and then use it as a lever to fling them really hard into the idea that other people are getting an easy ride.

Vax 5eThat’s often all it takes for some people. Because geez, if there’s anything we don’t want in Australia, it’s anyone else having an easy ride.

In the name of our hardness, some of us are fine with our government’s plan to drug test people on welfare. Not addressing the things that may be exacerbating the…

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