Australian Government Refugee Allowances vs. Australian Pensioners

I was sent this in an email. Can anyone confirm ANY of the details as true? Or is it the complete hoax I think it is?

FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN
AND VOICE YOUR DISGUST!!

THIS IS WRONG AND MUST BE STOPPED!!!!

Australian Government Refugee Allowances vs. Australian Pensioners

It is interesting that the Federal Government provides a Single Refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 And each can also get an additional $580. 00 in Social Assistance, so a total of $2,470.00 per month.. Family of 4 can receive $9,880.00 per month or yearly $118,685

A single Australian pensioner who, after contributing to the growth and development of Australia for 40 to 50 years, receives only a monthly maximum of $1,342.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement. (Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!)

Let’s send this to all Australians so we can all be ticked off and maybe we can get the refugees cut back to $1,342.00 and the pensioners up to $2,470.00 and enjoy some of the money we are forced to submit to the Government in taxes.

Forward this to every Australian to expose what our elected politicians are doing to already over-taxed Australians

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/docs/current/071002_hoax_email.pdf

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=centrelink+%22refugee+allowance%22&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=null&oq=

It is my understanding that refugees coming to Australia receive a government grant which enables them to furnish a home, purchase clothing and a motor vehicle.

They are then placed on whatever Social Security/Centrelink benefit is the most appropriate for them – usually beginning with Special Benefits which are equal in income to Unemployment Benefits. Although, unlike the average Australian in receipt of Unemployment Benefits, refugees are under no obligation to supply fortnightly reports detailing at least thirty verifiable attempts to find gainful employment. However, the same arrangement more often than not, continues after refugees begin to receive the standard Unemployment Benefit.

In most cases, refugees that do find full time employment continue to receive Social Security/Centrelink benefits as a supplementary income to their weekly wage. The same applies to indigenous Australians.

Finally, the refugees are placed at the top of the list for public/government housing, effectively jumping the queue by twenty-five or more years (the amount of time it takes the average Australian to obtain public/government housing).

Is not the truth damning enough without the need for hoax emails to be passed around, making us all look like straw clutching, delusional xenophobes?

Forward THAT to every Australian to expose what our elected politicians are doing to already over-taxed Australians.

Cailen.

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