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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.’…

www.sbs.com.au/news/labor-to-oppose-remote-work-for-dole-bill
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October 18, 2018 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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