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"Job snob" claims a lazy excuse for inflexible welfare system

As support builds to lift the Newstart allowance, the Morrison Government says as many as 80 per cent of jobseekers are penalised each year for failing to turn up to training or interviews as part of “mutual obligation” to receive benefits. But claims that the unemployed actively snub work opportunities don’t tell the whole story, argues Greg Marston, Gaby Ramia, Michelle Peterie, and Roger Patulny.

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