Irritated by MP
I WAS hugely irritated to see a Facebook post from George Christensen in response to concerns from his constituents.
His response to constituents concerned about the governments suggestion that the unemployed need to apply for 40 jobs per month was: “in yesterday's local newspaper, more than 40 jobs are listed, of which more than a dozen do not require any experience at all”. This is dismissive, insensitive, arrogant and completely without empathy and certainly not at a level I expect from my federal MP .
Also, ‘local’ does he mean Mackay? I assume so because I am not sure he gets up here much and apparently has no idea how difficult it can be in a small town if you are unemployed.
I acknowledge there are perhaps some who have little or no interest in working but what about the hard working mum and dad’s who have lost their job through no fault of their own?
These people are voters and will remember such callous and dismissive comments.
Additionally, what about the employers who will need to process large numbers of job applications from persons either uninterested, unqualified or unsuitable? Employers and genuine job seekers need more practical help – not more red tape and paperwork.
Jim Sherrington CANNONVALE