According to a 2013 OECD report, Australian's aged over 65 were second only to Korea as having the worst seniors poverty in the world.
The NDIS has dollars attached to it and wherever there is money to be made, providers' motives can and must be questioned.
How about one of the 500 or so Australians of Muslim background who have left Australia, or attempted to leave, to fight with Islamic State?
Controversy has raged around the five million dollars in salary and bonuses paid to the Chief Executive of Australia Post and the ridiculous manner in which those who were responsible tried to hide their stupidity.
Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving married in 1958, but the state of Virginia where they lived, first jailed and humiliated, then banished them.
What do we want, precarious, unsafe and socially inadequate employment, poverty, categorical- means-tested welfare and downward envy or a universal basic income?
I am your ordinary, middle-class, working mother that happens to be a practising Muslim who profoundly opposes terrorism and is ardently seeking harmony.
When they meet and mate another set of influences comes to bear: the needs of their children and what is right for them.
But in all of them, to repeat, the real and sometimes hidden engine of social life is the production of children and their maturation into adults.
The data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, labour force participation and employment rates amongst migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
The contrast between the sexes can be seen early. Simon Baron Cohen says 99 per cent of girls play with dolls at age six. Barely 17 percent of boys do.
Guilt doesn't create the basis for reframing our relationships or enabling us to see new alterative futures together.