Un­em­ployed are priced out of Cup

Geelong Advertiser - - YOUR SAY -

IS the Gee­long Rac­ing Club go­ing to again dis­crim­i­nate against the un­em­ployed at this year’s Gee­long Cup meet­ing?

Last year the club only of­fered ‘‘con­ces­sional’’ en­try prices ($20) to those draw­ing the age, TPI and dis­abil­ity sup­port pen­sions.

The un­em­ployed were re­quired to pay full tote odds ($30) for the priv­i­lege of at­tend­ing.

Dis­crim­i­na­tion against the un­em­ployed— who re­ceive 40 per cent less than the above three forms of so­cial wel­fare re­cip­i­ents— should cease.

Hold­ers of a pen­sion card and a Health Care card should be treated equally, as is the case on pub­lic trans­port, with power providers, wa­ter sup­pli­ers, cine­mas and count­less other ser­vice providers.

The un­em­ployed are en­ti­tled to a day out, too. And to be treated with re­spect.

Steve Brown

Gee­long West

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