More figures

Another profile of a hard up family in the Herald. As usual I supply estimates of actual income as I think this provides context. In no way am I suggesting the family profiled is not in need.

  • Wages $21,580 (not the $415 per week for a 30 hour job appears to be well under the minimum wage)
  • Tax $2,696
  • Net Wages $18,784
  • Sole Parent Support $8,008
  • WFF $10,608
  • Accom Supplement $12,688
  • Winter Energy Payment $700
  • Net Income $50,788

So again tough to bring up two kids on under $1,000 a week. But useful to note taxpayers contribute $32,000 a year on top of the $19,000 of wages.

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