Australian news, and some related international items

Labor to oppose remote work-for-dole bill

‘The Labor caucus has agreed to oppose changes to
a controversial remote employment program, urging the government
to consult with Indigenous Australians.’

Labor has confirmed it will oppose changes to a remote work-for-the-dole program,
believing the adjustments do little to fix the “discriminatory” scheme.

‘The Greens have also rejected the changes, leaving the government
with a very tough task getting its plans through parliament. 

‘More than 80 per cent of participants in the
Community Development Program (CDP) are Indigenous. …

Labor is worried introducing the national compliance framework
to remote communities will do further harm to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. …

‘”What is the government trying to hide?
The government is sitting on the final evaluation of CDP,
which they have admitted is complete,”
Greens senator Rachel Siewert said.’…

October 18, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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