The Canberra Times brings the strange news that you can now sue the Government for being poor.
- “Dr Helen Watchirs launched a report yesterday on low-income households’ living costs, saying she ”wouldn’t be surprised” if evicted tenants aired their grievances in court should public agencies make it hard for them to meet the costs of living.
Dr Watchirs said a legal challenge could be possible under an amendment to the Human Rights Act, which came into effect January 1.
Under the Act, individuals can sue ACT Government agencies, or private companies providing public services, for infringements of their human rights.”
Just a matter of time before that bankrupts the ACT Government and we can close the circus down.
In other less earth-shattering news it turns out that people with less money spend more of it on necessities. Apparently someone got paid to come to that piece of the bleeding obvious.