sit-down money

sit-down money

n
(Social Welfare) informal Austral social security benefits
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Behind it, this 'sit-down money' is gambled away almost immediately in card games played on blankets in the street.
During more than a decade under Howard, the public debate about our social security system became dominated by the language of "the best form of welfare is a job", of "sit-down money" and concern for "children growing up in 'jobless' households", and the slippery slope of "mutual obligation" all based on a world view that suggests people on welfare are less deserving and need to be compelled to act in their own interests.