Release: No Welfare For Activist Bullies

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a 75,000+ member national grassroots advocacy body representing the nation’s taxpayers, today commended Michaela Cash and Peter Dutton’s calls for welfare payments to activists who spend time protesting instead of searching for jobs to be suspended.

“We fully support the rights of people in a liberal democracy to protest for causes they believe in.” said Satya Marar, ATA Director of Policy. “And if they do indeed believe that Australia is run by evil tyrants who are destroying the environment by not rapidly deindustrialising society for the sake of drastic and unfeasible emissions reduction targets that go well beyond our international obligations, then they can show that opposition by not taking money from the same ‘tyrants’.

“Our families and businesses work hard and pay tax to support those who need it or who need a bit of help to get back on their feet. Not to prop-up busybody partisan activists so they can glue themselves to roads, disrupt emergency services, and demand policies that will severely damage the living standards of our families and businesses.”

Satyajeet Marar