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Opinion

"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.

News

SA unemployment rate rises

South Australia’s unemployment rate increased last month from 5.7 to 5.9 per cent, with 4700 fewer people now working than a month ago, in seasonally adjusted terms.

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SA unemployment rate drops

South Australia’s unemployment rate dropped in the past month to record the third best figures in the nation, beating Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania.

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