From today's DomPost:
This is an injudicious response from Bennett.
1/ It sounds threatening
2/ The question is entirely reasonable given the data now available about at risk children and long-term welfare dependence
3/ The government is doing quite a lot to reduce the incidence of "young, incapable and irresponsible" parents through various policies. Does Bennett stand behind those policies?
4/ In light of this, her taking aim at a particular question/er displays illogical defensiveness and animosity
I have only ever had one direct piece of correspondence from Bennett when she objected to my pointing out that while many sole parents came off welfare, they also returned. She was offended on their behalf. At least they were trying. And she herself had tried to come off welfare and had to return.
It's a little like the Left's 'walk a mile in my shoes' deflection whenever someone questions the circumstances of a needy person. It doesn't wash with me.
An MP or Minister's job is to deal with questions objectively. I am sure that the questioner knows what Paula's background is. It's been well-publicized.
(Disclaimer - My reaction is based purely on the DomPost snippet. I have no further context. But nether do the thousands of other readers.)
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