DEAR MR HOWARD,
Joan P here. You don't know me, but you will by the end of this letter...
I am 19 years old and am an uni student. And I would like to say, money you are giving my classmates and I to study is ridiculous. $400 a fortnight is nowhere near enough for all the expenses entailed for simple living and uni expenses. Many of my friends are living on even less and would be quite frankly, considered to be living below the poverty line.
Thankyou also for giving me the pleasure of having a $10 000 uni debt. It's truly a pleasure so that we can mantain Australia's infrastructure, keep the newspapers running and teach your children and grandchildren. That's if you don't starve us in the meantime.
And oh yes, your child protection service is truly doing a good job. It's strange: they didn't have the time or resources to remove me from a sexually and emotionally abusive household, which I begged to be removed from, but have the time to bother a friend of mine who simply missed some ante-natal appointments, and whose toddler has learnt to escape from the yard, but whose children are well fed and well looked after. Isn't strange it takes 6 months to check up on me, but only a few days for my friend?
Ah yes Mr Howard, you have done plenty for me. One suicide attempt down and plenty of councilling to go, I doubt if I can ever truly say you have been helpful.