Unemployed are priced out of Cup
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.