MORRISON PROVES NOTHING HAS CHANGED FOR YOUNG JOBSEEKERS UNDER TURNBULL

September 16, 2015


Scott Morrison has still not got the message, reintroducing the cuts to young job seekers into the Parliament again today.

First the Abbott / Turnbull Government tried to cut income support for jobseekers under 30 for six months.

Labor, young people and the Senate said no.

Then the Abbott / Turnbull Government tried to leave jobseekers under 25 with nothing to live on for a month.

Labor, young people and the Senate said no.

They even tried to cut income support to young people between the ages of 22 and 24 by around $46 a week by pushing them onto the lower youth allowance.

Labor successfully voted down these unfair cuts to young people.

Malcolm Turnbull needs to step up and immediately drop the Liberal Party’s unfair cuts to young jobseekers.

Labor has defended young Australians by opposing these cuts for nearly 18 months, because only Labor believes that you don’t help young people by punishing them.

Australians don’t want to see young people pushed into poverty and hardship.

If Malcolm Turnbull is serious about showing a new style of leadership he should drop the Liberal’s unfair cuts to young jobseekers immediately.

Otherwise, it is clear that nothing has changed.

No matter who leads the Liberal Party, Labor will continue to fight these unfair cuts to young jobseekers.

 

WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

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