Hold your outrage, people.
Alex Girle takes home almost $50,000 a year without even having a job. But save your judgement.
Melbourne mum Alex Girle doesn’t work, but she does receives $1,871 a fortnight in welfare payments.
The 38-year-old Melbourne woman claims the Single Parenting Payment, the carers allowance, and family tax benefits from Centrelink — and says she earns more on welfare than she’s likely to earn from a job.
“(W)hy would I work for anything less?,” she told A Current Affair in a segment broadcast last night that provoked anger among some viewers.
Some viewers slammed the mother-of-five as “lazy” and questioned whether anyone in possession of a flat-screen TV and clean, comfortable accommodation really needs that type of sum from Centrelink.
@theheraldsun that couldn’t care attitude is the reason why she won’t get a job.
— Bob Soutter (@soutter_bob) June 30, 2015
@ACurrentAffair9 doing it really tough with a flat screen tv, Internet, tablet for the kids, a laptop, a nice unit, and cash to spend. Tough
— Gerwin Cuenca (@gvcuenca) June 29, 2015