Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lack of Drive to Achieve Is Astounding

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lack of Drive to Achieve Is Astounding

Article excerpt

I WAS recently talking to an elderly gentleman who is a social worker and what he said disturbed me.

The man in his 60s who is taking up a higher learning course at USQ said some of the children he mentored had no ambition.

He said the kids, below the ages of 17 had this idea in their mind that they would sit on the dole for the rest of their lives.

No desire to work and no real goals in the future. I shudder to think how many other young Australians think alike.

Are we a spoilt nation and are people taking advantage of the advantages we have here as opposed to other countries?

I am a strong supporter of the government's Work for the Dole program because in my opinion, nothing is for free.

I think the dole is a good support system for those in desperate need of help, but I think the reason why one goes to school is to become educated and learn skills to get a job in the future. …

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