Dole fear for 23,000
Dole fear for 23,000

About 23,000 young West Australians are at risk of losing the dole for six months under the Federal Government's hardline "earn or learn" regime, the Greens claim.

With government officials bracing for a surge in welfare recipients needing emergency handouts, Greens' family and community services spokeswoman Rachel Siewert said reducing access to the Newstart allowance was a "cruel and calculated campaign" against young jobseekers.

The Government announced in the Budget that from July next year, jobseekers under 30 would have to wait up to six months for the dole.

The West Australian

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