Recently appointed Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has declared Santa’s handouts to children out of work will end under his tenure.
“If we’re to end the age of entitlement we need to put an end to Santa’s socialist practices. He is giving free presents to children who are out of work bludgers,” the former Immigration Minister said.
“If children receive presents for free it creates a welfare state of mind. The best present we could give these kids is a job.”
“If a young child wants an iPhone what better way than to go work at the factory where they make it. This is why China is beating us people!”
When asked if he was overreacting Mr Morrison went further.
“To be honest a big bearded man who wears all red and rides around the world on an emission free sled really rubs me the wrong way.”
It is understood that if Santa does try to enter Australia illegally his sleigh will be towed to Nauru. The Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy have also been put on a watch list.
However it wasn’t all doom and gloom for St. Nick as Treasurer Joe Hockey said the government would adopt his workplace policies.
“I love the deal he has with those elves. Incredible productivity, I’m pretty sure for no wage. I think it might be like ‘Work Choices’.”
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was asked to comment, but as part of a continued strategy to boost his poll numbers he refuses to speak on any issue or be noticed in any way.