If simply asked whether everyone should be looked after in a country like Australia, most people support a Newstart increase

It has become a national sport to bowl up to Coalition MPs and ask them whether they could survive on $40 per day, the amount unemployed people are expected to live off and which the Turnbull government steadfastly refuses to increase, as though misery were a sackcloth.

The skilful players swerve away from these deliveries, while those who get trapped are forced to back in the proposition out of loyalty to the team.

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