Monday 20 August 2018

Forget means testing - just stop allowance after second child

Revised sentiments: Minister Doherty
Revised sentiments: Minister Doherty
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Steady there, Regina - stand back and take your fingers away from the socket.

The news that Regina Doherty was potentially, kinda half thinkin', about examining a report which recommended a means test for children's allowance couldn't have been more unpopular if she had suggested tattooing their RSI number on to the arm of every newborn in the country.

She wisely and quickly backed off when the reaction ranged from outraged to hysterical.

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