‘It’s not fair!’ Centrelink mum-of-nine who wants ‘three or four’ more kids despite not being able to make ends meet demands MORE taxpayer cash because her friend gets a better deal than her
- Mum-of-nine wants more children despite admitting she can barely afford to live
- She demanded an extra $750 per fortnight from Centrelink, saying it’s not ‘fair’
- Social analyst David Chalke said Australia’s welfare system is very generous
An unemployed mother-of-nine raking in nearly $2,000 a fortnight in handouts has demanded Centrelink give her even more cash because her friend gets a better deal than her.
Kelly, who says she plans to add another ‘three or four’ kids to her already larger-than-average brood, currently receives $1948 every two weeks in benefits.
When she discovered her friend – who also has nine children – receives $750 more than her, she demanded the Department of Human Services up her welfare to $2,700.
Kelly, who says she plans to have another ‘three or four’ kids to add to her already larger-than-average family, currently receives $1948 a fortnight in Centrelink benefits
She reportedly does not allow her partner ‘Damo’ (pictured) to live under the same roof as her and their children so she can continue receiving a single-parent payment
She told A Current Affair: ‘I have a friend who has nine kids as well, she gets paid $2,700 a fortnight, so it’s not fair.’
Kelly is unemployed and along with her family only lives off the taxpayer-funded money provided to her.
Kelly reportedly does not allow her partner ‘Demo’ to live under the same roof as her and their children so she can continue receiving a single-parent payment, in a controversial move which has brought widespread criticism.
She has reportedly also transferred one of the children over to Damo so he can start receiving payments as well.
Kelly has 12 children between her and her partner and lives in a cramped home, with the children’s bedrooms separated by curtains
The 33-year-old, who had her first child at 15, said she hopes to be paid $2,700 a fortnight for her children so she ‘can just survive’.
Kelly also complained the payments that families receive from the government is ‘not enough’.
‘I don’t think it (welfare payments) is enough for many families, especially for big families, just some people have more kids, some people have, you know, nine kids and it’s just really tough to survive,’ she said.
Kelly was recently paid an extra $3000 to get her children immunised which she said was ‘great’.
Mother-of-11 Lisa is also unemployed and dependent on benefits.
She told A Current Affair she is struggling to make ends meet. Despite being granted more money with every pregnancy, Lisa said it’s still not enough to support her big brood.
Lisa, who lives in a caravan, claims she can’t stop getting pregnant despite trying many different forms of contraception.
‘Nothing worked. I tried getting my tubes tied but they told me I was too young after having five children,’ she said.
While the mothers claim they are struggling to get by on the money granted to them, Australia has what is often described as one of the most generous welfare systems in the world.
‘Our welfare system is among the most generous in the world, or if you prefer, it’s one of the most caring in the world,’ social analyst David Chalke told A Current Affair.