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Penthouse for the Pregnant?

By Sands - 4 November 2008 59

I caught something briefly on a WIN news update about a girl demanding better public housing because she was pregnant.  From the pictures I saw it looked like she was living in the units in Lyons opposite the Woden Plaza. 

Don’t get me wrong, I feel for the girl, but what better public housing can she expect?  Those units are fine and Bernie Court has long gone so what’s she whinging about?  I haven’t heard the full story so let me know if I’m missing something. 

I dread to think of the spike in public housing pregnancies if she gets her upgrade.  It would start up the ‘Steralise first and ask questions later’ debate again.

What’s Your opinion?


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Penthouse for the Pregnant?
Ian 3:41 pm 04 Nov 08

I don’t think it was so much the quality of the flat she was complaining about, more than quality of the neighbours – too much noise, rubbish lying around etc.

Pommy bastard 1:53 pm 04 Nov 08

Granny said :

From my own experience I would have to say that one of them will be taking responsibility for that action for the rest of her life.

And we’ll be footing the bill

tastyjam 1:52 pm 04 Nov 08

If this girl has never heard something like “I’ll give you guys a tenner to drive my dad to the hospital” I’d suggest that she thank the authorities for not putting her in Stuart Flats near Manuka.

Sands 1:19 pm 04 Nov 08

You’re right Granny, that’s why I feel sorry for her. Presuming this is her first child of course. Unfortunately though it’s probably the first of a lot of complaining and blame laying. A lot of girls take the responsibility on the chin as a consequence of their actions and some realise they can’t handle it and terminate the pregnancy or put the child up for adoption. All painful choices. But to keep the baby AND whinge… ugh.

And when you say ‘try’ not to do all of those things, I’d put money on the fact that you’re probably a pretty good role model there. But most will turn feral and start building a big chip on their shoulders.

Overheard?!!! haha – eww.

Jonathon Reynolds 1:07 pm 04 Nov 08

The individual should be grateful that she has a roof over her head subsidised by the government.
She can always look for something else on the open market. There are many individuals (and families) that are in a less fortunate positions (and probably more deserving) than her that would give their eye teeth to get into any government housing.

Overheard 12:40 pm 04 Nov 08

OK, I’ll be the one to say it. I saw the headline and thought, ‘Eww! Some sort of porn mag for those who like the fuller figure — literally? Again, I say, ewwww!’

But it’s not.

Back to the central commentary position.

Granny 12:34 pm 04 Nov 08

From my own experience I would have to say that one of them will be taking responsibility for that action for the rest of her life.

Lazy?

Try getting no sleep with a baby that won’t stop crying. Try not throwing it through the window. Try not turning to drugs or alcohol or antidepressants.

This girl will never have worked so hard in her life, and will never work harder again.

Sands 11:20 am 04 Nov 08

Typical attitude of these lazy arse effers. GET ME A NEW HOUSE – I’m up the duff again. Mum didn’t buy me a pony. waaa.

BerraBoy68 11:16 am 04 Nov 08

“And if you tell that t’kids today, they’ll not believe ye!”.

In all seriousness, the flats in Hawker are pretty basic but everybody has to live somewhere. That said, where is the baby’s dad or her family?

I’m not judging her (honestly) but where is her responsibility for her own actions in all this?

radonezh 11:07 am 04 Nov 08

Luxury!

LlamaFrog 10:07 am 04 Nov 08

A cardboard box, you were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o’clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

lumnock 10:05 am 04 Nov 08

it was hawker.

toriness 10:02 am 04 Nov 08

maybe she can use the baby bonus on renting a better place for herself and her child rather than buying a plasma.

Thumper 9:57 am 04 Nov 08

In my day a cardboard box under a piece of rusty corro was good enough to raise a family of 36.

grunge_hippy 9:52 am 04 Nov 08

i was cooking dinner at the time, so i didnt see the story but i thought i heard it was hawker.

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