Before: The view from Cambodia h/t Jim Rose.
When the Salvation Army helped them and their new baby into a house in suburban Sydney, the Salvos were very embarrassed about the furniture they managed to find for them.
The Cambodian couple thought they were in paradise again. The house and furniture were better than anything they had seen in a middle-class home in their own country.
After a few years of hard work, the father saved enough to open an electrical retailing franchise store in the suburbs.
After: Pick fruit? In your dreams!
MORE than 150 work-fit Victorians have been on the Newstart unemployment allowance – designed as a safety net between jobs – for more than two decades.
And 3000 more men and women have received the benefit for more than 10 years.