Australia 'stimlates' the dead
The government defended the checks to the dead as still being stimulus because it can be spend by their estates. Meanwhile I am still waiting for my rebate stimulus from last year.
The Australian government has admitted that cash hand-outs aimed at stimulating the economy have been sent to thousands of people who are dead.
The money was part of a multi-billion dollar package under which every tax-payer was entitled to a payment of up to A$900 ($700, £440).
About A$14m of the money went to dead people, ministers said, and A$25m to Australians living overseas.
Local media have dubbed the deceased recipients "the grateful dead".