Posted by: Kris
Posted: 15th Jul 2011
My living conditions are that of a young couple living together. We both work in full time jobs, have a reasonable double income, and yet it shocks us how we struggle week to week to fit rent, housing expenses, vehicle expenses, incidentals, groceries and savings into our budgets.
We have tried to find ways to decrease our grocery bills, such as buying local seasonal produce, buying meat in bulk and buying other grocery items in bulk when on special but its still tough. Your comment of 'what are they trying to do starve the world' seems to be one the money. I have great concern for Australia's agricultural industry, and particularly the impact of our double monopoly of supermarkets. If a household like ours, is finding it tough to get by due to the cost of living in Australia how are we meant to contribute to those doing it tougher. We have no room in budget to donate to the poor, sponsor a child or any such programs. Sometimes i think the government needs to consider the basics again to help the masses in the long run. Reply