It’s a Hard ‘Nough Life, For Us!




IT is a very difficult time in Australia at the moment. There is no work to be found and depression is upon us.


The crash of the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) is one of the main causes for the turmoil that we must face day after day. People have lost money in the stock markets and are forced to sell their assets. Many assets that have been sold have been family heirlooms that have significant sentimental value.


In a perfect world, no one would be forced into this situation. But life is never perfect, it never goes the way we would like it to, all the time.


There is one thing that always goes in our favour, and that is our human spirit. At the moment our spirit may be tarnished but it will never fade. Deep down inside, we know that if we can survive doing it tough


for a while, we will get through these troubled times and come out as better people.


As the old saying goes; “The grass is always greener on the other side”.


We know that, as Australians, we can get through the depression because we have proven it by recuperating from the Great War.


Still, we can’t avoid the fact that we have problems as a nation. It is very sad to hear people saying that they can’t even take their children to the local reserve for them to run around and enjoy their childhood because there are homeless everywhere and they have taken over the reserves, which makes it unfit for child’s play.


Some other problems that Australia faces is that industries are shutting down and which means people lose jobs and businesses lose


supplies which means more jobs have to be cut. Employment is at all-time lows. Currently, unemployment is at 27.4%.


This affects the ability for parents to supply for their families. Especially large families. Luckily, we have a government that looks after us with some food aid for needy families. But things are going to have to change because the government can’t carry people through their lives. Something has to be done.


Currently, the number of families receiving aid is 670,000.


At the moment, nobody’s job is safe. There is always the risk of your business folding. But if you can pull through these tough times you will come out as better people.


You must always look on the bright side.