Laura Banks and Ben Mcclellan - Daily Telegraph
It's a tale of two Sydney families — one that thrives on work and another yet to know the reward a permanent job brings.
Lethbridge Park grandmother Penny Sorrenson’s mum was on welfare, she is on welfare, and her daughter is on welfare. It is a “struggle” to make ends meet for the 42-year-old and her 20-year-old daughter Tori, who is raising her baby son with the help of taxpayers.
Tori is one of almost 40 per cent of children from jobless households who are on welfare by age 20. Ms Sorrenson receives $15,600 a year in taxpayer-funded benefits.
In neighbouring Shalvey the Vanoskas are intergenerational workers. Stephanie Vanoska, 23, works 40 hours a week at two jobs and earns up to $70,000.