Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has unveiled a $6 billion plan to pay Australians $300 each once they are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The idea has been criticised as unnecessary by the Morrison Government, but a survey of average Australians conducted by The Bug found strong community support.
Norman Harvey, shop assistant, 81
Albo’s got it right. It’s the Australian way to bribe people into doing the right thing and I’m sure people who get the $300 will have no trouble finding a business where they can spend it. Perhaps a major retailer of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products.
Narvey Horman, shop assistant, 81
It’s a good idea to encourage people to do something which, if they didn’t do, they would probably die. So yeah, it’s a great idea and I’m sure people will find a good use for their $300 handout. Maybe they can spend it at a struggling small business, or even better, perhaps at a major national retailer of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products.
Norma Harley, housewife, 81
I think the only better idea I’ve ever seen is the 60-month interest free deal my….. I mean, a major retail outlet offers its customers when they sign up to buy something huge and electrically powered for their home.
Harley Norman, shop assistant, 81
A brilliant idea from Albo. With $300 burning a hole in your pocket you’ll be 10% of the way towards owning a Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49-inch Curved DQHD Gaming Monitor, or something else you’ve always wanted to own but couldn’t afford.
Hadley Mormon, horse breeder, 81
I think it’s a fantastic idea. People deserve cash payments as a reward for doing the right thing. I’d like to see Scott Morrison match Albo’s promise. I can think of one major retailer of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products who’d welcome anyone walking through the door with $300 to spend.