The Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, is on a crusade to break the intergenerational linkages which lead to “welfare dependency”. He should know a thing or two about the intergenerational transfer of occupational status. His father, Charles “Chilla” Porter, was a director of the West Australian Liberal Party and his grandfather, Sir Charles Porter, served in the ministry of Joh Bjelke-Petersen. In an address to the National Press Club last month, Porter jnr laughed while recalling that as a university student he was quite enamoured with the idea that “all tax was theft”. “We all grow up a little, I guess.” By how much, remains to be seen. Minister for Social Services Christian Porter: Taking on the usual suspects. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen You can expect … Next »

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