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How about we listen to those on JobSeeker for once?

By Kasy Chambers
Updated November 28 2021 - 8:38pm, first published 6:25pm
People on JobSeeker want to contibute in a meaningful way. That's hard to do when you're undertaking mutual obligation requirements. Picture: Shutterstock

When Mark* had to leave his job as a manual labourer six years ago, he applied for help from Centrelink. Although he'd been diagnosed with a back injury, he was knocked back for a Disability Support Pension. Instead he was placed on the JobSeeker payment (then called Newstart), and has been on the hamster wheel of appointments, meetings, and Work for the Dole placements ever since.

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