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The many failures of our wild welfare regime

Amelia Paxman |  29 November 2017

Every day, the Kafkaesque nightmare that is Australia's welfare system takes another wild turn.


Human Services Minister Alan Tudge, on ABC's Lateline program.It's hard to succinctly describe the many cruel failures of policy that have taken root when meanwhile the job market is calcifying. Around the country, workforces are becoming increasingly casualised, and underemployment is at a record high at 8.7 per cent (ABS). A recent report from Anglicare Australia found that five jobseekers are competing for each available entry-level position.

 


Amelia Paxman