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The Sunday Times - - Your Say WA -

We have to find a way out of our un­em­ploy­ment dis­grace (“Hand­out gen­er­a­tion”, TST, July 1). The de­press­ing fore­cast of more than 300,000 young Aus­tralians join­ing the Cen­tre­link queue by the age of 25 has to be averted.

This is where the Gov­ern­ment can show some “con­struc­tive ini­tia­tive”. It can start by in­tro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion for com­pa­nies to em­ploy more lo­cal peo­ple to “ser­vice” cus­tomers. No more hav­ing to deal with “over­seas” tele­phone op­er­a­tors.

And make unions butt out in re­gard to the wages paid to th­ese work­ers; it is bet­ter to get a “ba­sic wage” than rely on a hand­out. A sense of pride is as­so­ci­ated with re­ceiv­ing a pay packet, re­gard­less how mea­gre it may be, be­cause you have earned it. MARIO RAPANARO Dianella

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