While we all are under ther pump in the Cov19 spread I recall that when the GFC was in full flight we saw some unscrupulous employers and organisations exploited the situation to attack workers rights and conditions that were never reinstated after the recovery.
Since then our casual workforce has increased to about one third and again its those people who will be the first to feel any repercussion due to containment of the spread.
Watching the Attorney Generals and some government frontbenchers I am convinced they do not get the fact that millions of people live on a day to day week to week basis under their watch and any disruption to their income can be the difference of weather you eat, get medications, or have a roof.
This blasé approach of the blue ties worries me as as we move towards a recession footing, its the most vulnerable the ones on New Start, Pensions, and the casuals that will be overlooked as they will aim any stimulus towards the business sector who will gratefully take it and put it in their pockets, as they have done in all hand outs. No trickle down there.
We have a government that is there by default, they did not plan to win and this virus has just compounded the issue as when the chips are down and money has to be spent on the little people it won’t as it goes against the ideology of good liberalism, and they will do everything possible to ensure that mantra is sustained at all costs regardless of the masses pain.