I would say that gaol is different.Waldo said:Centrelink i would say is kinda different
E.g. student recieves youth allowance so they can study and get a high earning income, student then pays taxes so it pays for another students youth allowance. cycle continues.
E.g, someone commits a crime, goes to gaol and reforms in its many manifestations. In any case, Centrelink is hugely abused, and we're all paying for more bludgers on Centrelink than bludgers in gaol; and that's what it's about to some people- money. They think it's better to destroy a human being rather than try to reform them. Whether they can be reformed or not is not an ethical argument whatsoever- we have a duty to them to try.
That was my point.