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Today, readers comment on older jobless trying to find work, political opinion, and housing the homeless.

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Commenting on the story: Fears older workers on Centrelink benefits may never work again

I found your article very informative and interesting. 

I despair at my future, I am 63 and cannot retire until 67.

Two weeks before the pandemic, I was made redundant from an office job I did for 10 years. Therefore I was not eligible for any government payments as I could not apply until 16 weeks after redundancy. 

I hardly have any superannuation owing to not working while I started a family and then only had part-time/casual jobs for many years.

I am not really qualified to any particular profession as the job I had trained me for their specific type of work and programs. I also find that with age I am a little slower to pick up new things.

My health is also not good and I have limited mobility.

Being single, jobless and in failing health I really worry what will become of me.

I just have to keep pushing on as best I can, but it is not without serious concerns. – Diane Fagan 

I will be 60 next Wednesday. I have now been unemployed for over 10 years .

I studied for 2 1/2 years, got cert 2 and 3 in retail and a diploma in Business Management. Had many interviews but no joy.

Don’t know what else I can do to gain employment. Can’t do physical work as have many injuries due to my past work. When I go back to normal JobSeeker it’s going to be horrendous.

At the moment my head is above water. I have even been able to buy some new glasses and have a haircut! Luxuries.

Mr Morrison doesn’t understand how hard it is for older people to get work. We’re told to volunteer. That doesn’t put money in our pockets!

We need help and not made to feel guilty for asking for it. – Kim Burlington

Commenting on the story: Is this the Marshall Government’s most Powerful MP?

I gave AdelaideNow the flick because their reporters seem to be so far left they leave the ABC for dead.

But then I read Tom Richardson’s article, and it would put Daniel Wills to shame for subtle anti-Marshall reporting.

Aren’t there any middle of the road political reporters left in this state, or did 16 years of labor “send them all to Coventry” or maybe the eastern states.

Maybe I might have to try the ABC for news comment, as InDaily has failed miserably. – Fred Driver

Commenting on the story: Call for suggestions on use for former Fullarton disability site

The availability of the Julia Farr centre is a remarkable opportunity for the people of Adelaide to provide accomodation for our homeless population.

It is inconceivable that there are people sleeping rough in this very cold winter. – Beth Smith

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