Dole bludgers and other urban myths

It’s time to put the dole bludger myth to bed and focus on helping young people down on their luck, writes Tarric Brooker.

IN AUSTRALIAN CULTURE, there is a mythical villain that comes for “your tax dollars” — an image of an individual that is moustache twirlingly nefarious in the pursuit of living a comfortable life on other people’s money.

That mythical suburban villain, passed down from one generation to the next, like an Australian version of a financial bogeyman, is the so-called “dole bludger”.

via Dole bludgers and other urban myths

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.