Remote communities to work for dole- if they can get a job first

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Twelve months working for the dole. That’s the new reality faced by job seekers who live in remote and regional Australian communities. Unemployed people will who will have to work 25 hours a week for twelve months to receive the Newstart allowance. The Federal government says this will create real pathways to employment. But the opposition says it is both discriminatory and ineffective.

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Tuesday, December 9 2014
Produced By Ellen Leabeater
Featured in storySenator Rachel Siewert - Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issuesShane Neuman - Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs.Associate Professor John Spear - Executive Director of the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre at the University of Adelaide
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