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April 22, 2021

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #153: Abbott’s jobs

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As if the jobless and down-and-out in our society don’t have it hard enough surviving on a meagre $225 a week, Mr Abbott now wants to make them apply for 40 jobs a month to be eligible for their paltry allowance.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Well said. Its so bloody impractical. It actually does not make sense, but then again the current out of touch leaders are clearly devoid of emotional intelligence.

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