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‘Blatantly discriminatory’: changes to remote work-for-dole scheme criticised

Mostly Indigenous remote jobseekers still need to work more than 
double hours of non-remote jobseekers for same income’

‘An overhaul of the remote work-for-the-dole scheme announced in the federal budget
has been criticised for maintaining racist and discriminatory requirements 
on its majority Indigenous participants. …

Adrianne Walters, a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said
it was “mind-boggling” that the difference in requirements remained,
albeit slightly modified.

‘“Equal pay for equal work is a core tenet of Australian society.
The federal government must eliminate the blatantly discriminatory requirement,
which sees people in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
forced to work more hours for the same basic Centrelink payment as people in cities,”
Walters said. … ‘

Helen Davidson & Christopher Knaus:
www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/11/blatantly-discriminatory-changes-to-remote-work-for-dole-scheme-criticised

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May 12, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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