Catch-22 madness: Mark's experience of Newstart

Kirsten Lawson
Updated October 28 2019 - 10:06pm, first published October 11 2019 - 1:27pm

At 59, Mark Mordue says the breakdown of his 17-year relationship sparked a spiral from middle-class life to the verge of homelessness. A journalist, author and winner of the Pascall prize for critical writing, he said nothing had prepared him for dealing with job agencies.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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