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Abbott's young dole idea worth further explore

Comments on Andrew Burrell “No more dole, Tony Abbott warns the under-30s”, 21/04/2010, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/no-more-dole-tony-abbott-warns-the-under-30s/story-e6frgczf-1225856154348

It is not a too bad idea, but it can be politically difficult to be a national policy.

However, it could be more realistic to use both sticks and carrots.

That is, to reduce dole payments if an identified person does not have a work and does not move to areas where there is labour shortage, with additional supports and financial incentives to encourage that person to move, or to get a local job.

The idea is worth further considerations. Some sorts of personal obligations are not too unreasonable for able recipients of young dole. But the obligations also need to be reasonable.

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