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Just when you think the federal government has sunk to its lowest form with there illogical hard-line political approach, they never miss the opportunity to seize the moment and screw the most vulnerable people in society by sinking even further, with there draconian illogical policies! So now there forcing everyone on newstart allowance to participate in a 'work for the dole' program. Sounds progressive & productive at the surface, right? The logic is its supposed to give dole bludgers new skills, connections and the confidence to gain genuine employment. Well guess what? The reality is, it will just destroy any confidence long term job seekers have left by making them feel like all there good for is free labour. It will also cause greedy businesses and local governments to exploit the situation by using loopholes to obtain free labour, at the expense of creating genuine jobs. It also inhibits long-term job seekers from actually obtaining genuine minimum wage employment. Since the time & money there expected to waste on 'work for the dole' programs, causes there prospect of being willfully employed to go from unlikely to an impossibility. atm, I'm unemployed and getting $521 a fortnight from newstart, plus $129 a fortnight rent assistance. That works out to a total of $650 a fortnight. Then I pay $200 a week for my current accommodation. That leaves me with $125 a week for food, gas water and electriciticy, laundry detergent, body soap & shampoo, toothpaste, clothes, hair cuts and every other fucking vital cost you need to survive in society. You don't need to do much basic math to realize that unless your living with your parents rent & food cost free, that anyone doomed to live on this is potentially fucked, in the long run. No one who's paying there own way on the dole is living any kind of quality of life, despite the popular & ignorant conservative opinion. Anyway... now there telling me that to keep getting my newstart allowance, I have to drive to a site 40km away twice a week. That's 320km a fortnight, or damn nearly $80 dollars a fortnight worth of fuel. So out of the $250 a fortnight I can't even survive off, I've apparently got to find an extra $80 to go and do slave labour, 4 days a fortnight. As it stands, I can only afford phone & internet access at the expense of vital calories. So how the fuck is it even possible to pay an extra $80 dollars a fortnight well also utilizing a phone and the internet to look for work? Not to mention that if I even did some how magically manage to obtain employment under these impossible circumstances, I wouldn't have enough fuel to get there, since my fuel tank would have been drained from doing the 'work for the dole' walk of shame. These lowlife miserable excuses for life forms, have no interest whatsoever in lowering the unemployment rate. There only motive is to shame and put more pressure on people who are having are hard time of it. There a bunch of rat faced dogs, every single one of them. They all deserve to rot away, slowly & painfully, then die a horribly gruesome death. They are cancers on society and should all be executed in the most painfully way imaginable... All this policy will achieve is a higher crime rate, from people who are being put into an impossible position and need to do whatever they can to survive So instead of tax payers forking out 16k a year to support the most disadvantaged in society, they'll be forced to fork out 50 to 100k to imprison people who were simply trying to survive, after having there newstart allowance taken from them... Bunch of fuckin geniuses we have ruling over us!!! RIGHT?!?