Yesterday The Australian added anecdotal evidence to the statistical evidence that Youth Allowance is middle-class welfare.
STA Travel has also released sales to entice students to splash their stimulus cash offshore.
The company’s product and marketing director, Basil Hyman, said anecdotal evidence suggested inquiries for travel to short-haul destinations such as Bali, Fiji and Vietnam had shot up since the handouts had begun reaching bank accounts. “I think it has helped to stimulate overseas travel,” he said.
We are still waiting to see if Gillard will, as the Bradley report suggested, make YA a less rortable scheme.