Your say: Cash for jobs
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says a Coalition policy to pay long-term unemployed young people who find a job up to $15,500 is "a sensible investment". What are your thoughts?
- "...exactly how many newly-employed persons are going to remain in the same job long enough to claim any of the money supposedly being offered?" - otto von bismarck via comment
- "Are we saying that there are vacant jobs in certain parts of the country (rural, regional and metropolitan) waiting to be filled, that cannot be filled because we have no-one already there to sufficiently trained, capable or experienced to do them?" - drt33th via comment
- Would be better if they increased the Newstart Allowance so that those who are incapacitated and / or returning to work have at least the equivalent of the minimum wage to depend upon in the meantime. Nobody can actually live on $307 a week.Once I get a job, why would I need any further money from the Govt?? This is back to front, stereotyping and clearly a ploy to win votes.
- "...most of the workforce is casual and the incentives need to be directed towards businesses in better accommodating the changing workforce. They need to be encouraged to go back to the salery days, where there was job security." - ozchicc via comment
- Firstly,why only under 30s? Secondly, surely this will encourage people to take a year off then apply for work? Thirdly, who would only apply for a job to get a bonus? Fourthly, income support is supposed to be about assisting those without work not rewarding those who get it. Fifthly, the guys a complete idiot.
- "Or just put that money towards creating new jobs, you know, fixing the actual problem?" - tbone via comment