ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT SERVICE REFORMS MAY HINDER RATHER THAN HELP AUSTRALIA’S MOST VULNERABLE

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July 29

TUESDAY, 29 JULY 2014

The Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Julie Collins, said the Abbott Government’s employment services reforms announced yesterday will work against Australia’s most vulnerable job seekers.

While welcoming some of the changes, Ms Collins said extending the mutual obligation arrangements could hinder rather than help some job seekers.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLAN TO PREVENT YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

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July 29

TUESDAY, 29 JULY 2014

Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged youth have been forgotten by the Abbott Government as it drives reforms across employment services and broadens its Work for the Dole program.

The Shadow Minister for Employment, Julie Collins, said the Abbott Government had failed Australia’s youth by introducing a culture of blame and penalising them for not meeting their mutual obligation requirements.

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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES DESERVE TO KNOW THE IMPACT OF ABBOTT’S PETROL TAX

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June 18

WEDNESDAY, 18 JUNE 2014

Families in regional and rural Australia deserve to know the full impact of Tony Abbott’s unfair $2.2 billion petrol tax.

Following yesterday’s revelation that the government hasn’t done any modelling on the impact the fuel excise would have on regional Australia, the Treasurer must give a guarantee that the modelling now being undertaken will be publically released.

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ABBOTT’S CUTS TO FAMILY TAX BENEFITS TO HIT REGIONAL AND RURAL ELECTORATES

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June 17

TUESDAY, 17 JUNE 2014

Rural and regional electorates will be hit hard by Tony Abbott’s savage cuts to Family Tax Benefits, with new analysis showing electorates in the regions have a higher number of Family Tax Benefit B recipients than the national average.

Single income families in the bush have a lot to lose from Tony Abbott’s budget.

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