SOCIAL SECURITY IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, LIKE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE!
- Vito Lupis
- To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
We the undersigned signatories in the event of unemployment, retirement or from the inability to perform work, are aggrieved of being deprived of our inalienable right to a basic liveable income derived from the resources of the Commonwealth to which we are entitled to as human beings and citizens of Australia.
The signatories to this petition ask the Senate to consider the following proposition below and then cast a majority vote in the affirmative for the question to be presented in a referendum to the Australian People in the following form.
DO YOU APPROVE the proposed law for the alteration of the Constitution entitled-
"An act to alter the Constitution, so that an Australian citizen, regardless of marital status, in the event of unemployment or retirement, has the inalienable right to a nontaxable monetary allowance equivalent to the cost of living, measured twice yearly by an independent commission, without government interference on how the individual spends the allowance.”
Why is this important?
Every Citizen in the event of unemployment or retirement has the right to a decent standard of living for themselves and their family, including sufficient food, clothing, and proper housing.
There are not enough jobs for everyone who wants to work, and the situation will worsen in the future, as technology creates new jobs but destroys millions more. If interested, please sign the petition.
In 1946, in a referendum, the Australian people changed the constitution, to entitle themselves access to unemployment benefits, and other social security benefits. Thus, Social Security is an entitlement from the Australian people to themselves and not from the government. See Australian Constitution s51(xxiiiA)
Therefore, Australians then, as now, recognized that every Citizen in the event of unemployment or retirement has the right to a decent standard of living for themselves and their family, including sufficient food, clothing, and proper housing.
Now let's take a look at these shocking figures:
According to Roy Morgan Research, in August 2020, there were 1,980,000 unemployed Australians with 1,290,000 underemployed Australians looking for extra hours of work. That's a total of 3,270,000 people, 22.8 percent of the workforce!
Roy Morgan Research
At the same in August 2020, according to trading economics, there were approximately 109,103 vacancies. (Vacancies taken from the internet and newspapers)
Trading Economics statistics
For the same period, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were approximately 206,000 vacancies. An estimation based on a job survey.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Now, how many job seekers are there per vacancy expressed as an average? Is it 29 job seekers per vacancy? Or, is it 15 to 18 job seekers per vacancy? Any way that you do the math, the news is grim!
On a personal note.
I would like to see the Australian Government give a job guarantee to every Australian who wants a job.
I also note for 25 years, no Australian government increased the rate of Newstart/jobseeker in real terms adjusted for the cost of living; why is that? Why the sudden reversal and give people on unemployment benefits $550 a week? Was this out of the goodness of their collective political hearts? If so, why didn't they do this before and save people experiencing needless hardship and suffering?
WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THIS?
Governments and banks create money on computers when it suits their interests. For example, during the corona virus, the Australian Government had personnel from the Reserve Bank of Australia type and create tens of billions of dollars on a computer screen, with no ensuing inflation, as there were enough goods and services to meet demand.
The Plan (Very important, please share this petition.
There are approximately 6,000,000 adult Australians who receive a social security benefit from the Government. If this petition gets 250,000 signatures, I will personally contact senators and ask them for their support.
Plan B: We call upon the government of the day to hold a national plebiscite.
Plan C: To conduct a postal survey to ascertain the will of the people on this matter.
Plan D: We call on the government to implement the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in relation to articles (9,11) to which it is a signatory. Article 9 The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to social security, including social insurance.
Article 11 1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions.
Below is a list of books and videos that explain how banks and governments create money.
The SOCIAL SECURITY IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, LIKE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE! petition to To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled: was written by Vito Lupis and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.