Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Is It Greener over There?

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Is It Greener over There?

Article excerpt

FALLON

hUDSON

Columnist

fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

IT IS a case of put your money where your mouth is.

I know for a fact that I could not live on $35 a day.

The cost of living, especially in regions such as ours, has gone through the roof.

For years it has been the topic of many conversations, just how expensive it is to exist.

On one side of the city it is harder to scrimp and save, while on the other side of the city many are living a comfortable life able to pay for groceries and household bills.

I couldnCOt imagine how tough it is for some of the parents on the Newstart welfare payments but I know how hard it is for average Aussie households, where both parents, or one, are holding down jobs.

Whatever side of the fence you live on, the majority of us are trying to make a better life for ourselves and our families. …

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