The new jobseeker ‘dobber’ hotline will empower bad employers | Van Badham

The new jobseeker ‘dobber’ hotline will empower bad employers | Van Badham

The Guardian

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Some workplaces are clearly unsafe, or the boss is a wage thief, or the job is cruel or unethical

After years of sustained campaigning by anti-poverty activists to “raise the rate” of Australia’s dole payment, the employment minister, Michaelia Cash, announced a suite of changes to the jobseeker unemployment allowance. For a start, the payment will be cut.

Cash and her Liberal-National cohorts are claiming the cut is actually an increase, given that before a special coronavirus supplement doubled the rate, the dole was even less, and hadn’t been raised in 20 years.

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