Let’s have re­form, and less hand­outs

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - YOUR SAY - Brian J Wil­liam, via Face­book

FOR one, La­bor should stop the ne­glect of the area and fight for lo­cal jobs and peo­ple mov­ing off tax­payer- funded hand­outs!

Clean up the hous­ing mar­ket and in­ves­ti­gate the possibility of mov­ing peo­ple out of so­cial hous­ing into the pri­vate mar­ket as wait­ing times are now 10-plus years.

Push for a re­form of so­cial hous­ing and start hav­ing ten­ants linked to so­cial work­ers as a ma­jor­ity have drug and al­co­hol prob­lems, wel­fare de­pen­dence is­sues, child ne­glect and abuse, men­tal ill­ness, and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, among oth­ers.

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