The big banks, supermarkets and the Government were all in the firing line this week. Can anyone be trusted any more? Let’s find out what YOURLifeChoices members had to say.
With recent reports confirming what we already know – that the big banks are lying about funding costs – Debbie asked if it was time we demanded more. Wscifers thinks the only solution is to vote with your feet, “Doing business with the big banks is a mugs’ game. I do my banking with a credit union and it suits me fine. I left the big bank I was dealing with in the nineties. I suggest that you should look around at what else is on offer if you are unhappy with your current bank. It might be a pain in the**** to change all the arrangements you have made, but it is worth it in the long run.”
On Tuesday Drew reported that the Australian Human Rights Commissioner has been denied access to Nauru and Manus Island processing centres. Whether you agree or not, Piklo believes that those entering our country illegally should put up or shut up, “Without sounding racist and agreeing with most of the comments made today, anyone who tries to illegally enter our great country has no right to whinge or demand their rights. They have no rights as we as Australians do not have these rights if we tried to enter any other country the same way. If they don’t like it, they can go back to where they came from and shouldn’t stuff up our way of life or our country.”
The big supermarkets have had their fair share of bad press this week and Rachel asked if ALDI was benefitting from consumer dissatisfaction. OV1 is waiting for ALDI to think further than mainland Australia, “So ALDI is planning to saturate the eastern states with outlets in order to provide competition that will benefit customers. Big deal. It still does not have even one in Tasmania and doesn’t intend to provide any until it has a full complement on the mainland. Its interests are as much to do with profits as any of the other two and screw the consumer, which is what happens here like nowhere else.
Kaye saw past the fanfare used to promote the recent round of pension increase announcements and asked if this government was doing any more for pensioners than previous governments. Tom Tank thinks it wouldn’t be difficult, “On the evidence yes the current lot have been more generous than the last lot but that hasn’t been too difficult.”