Dole list un­help­ful

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Madeleine King MP, Fed­eral Mem­ber for Brand

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment de­cided it was a good idea to re­lease a list of “dole-bludg­ing” hotspots to the me­dia re­cently, with Rock­ing­ham on that list.

The only ba­sis for send­ing this in­for­ma­tion to the me­dia was to shame and em­bar­rass our com­mu­nity and other com­mu­ni­ties like ours.

If the Prime Min­is­ter and his Lib­eral Gov­ern­ment were se­ri­ous about help­ing peo­ple find work, then they would in­vest in job-cre­at­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as the Kwinana Outer Har­bour pro­ject; they would make sure Cen­tre­link of­fices and call cen­tres were prop­erly staffed and re­sourced and they would work to ad­dress the bar­ri­ers fac­ing job­seek­ers.

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