I am writing to you today about the plan to discontinue the $1000 and $600 bonus payments to carers. If you do this they will lose a lot of votes, not just from carers but from people who actually care about what happens to other people whether it affects them or not. I eas basically forced into being a carer for my father when my sister and brother both said they were too busy to do it. I went from earning about $500 a week when I was working to $500 a fortnight on the Carer's Pension. This $1600 I got last year was the only thing I had to look forward to all year and really helped out with some bills. Getting so little money on the Carer's Pension I basically can't afford to have a social life so when this bonus payment is made I pay the bills and treat myself to a night out.
It would cost you more money if all the carers stopped caring and you had to pay for full-time nurses for all the disabled people. This would be an absolute disgrace and make so many people mad that you might just become the first one-term government we've had in many years. I'm a Labor supporter (though you what are you doing isn't very Labor) but I'm afraid if this happens myself and many others would not vote Labor just out of spite.
By the way, here is news story about it.