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No evidence four week wait for young jobless will help: AASW

Published: 28 September 2016

President, Professor Karen Healy AM, was called on by Triple R radio, Melbourne, to comment on the legislation that would see unemployed people aged under-25 wait four weeks before being eligible for welfare. The evidence shows this will further entrench poverty.

As it did the last time this measure was put before parliament, the AASW is urging all politicians to accept that to achieve good policy outcomes the rates of allowances must be raised to just and humane levels that keep young people out of poverty.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers