“Australia’s approach to employment services is failing.”
“The time is up for the current model of a privatised, primarily for-profit employment services system underpinned by a largely punitive and ineffective compliance framework.”
“Billions of dollars of public money are being syphoned into a scheme that is not only failing to support people into work, but is undoubtedly causing harm.”
“Our simple goal is that, ultimately, employment services should be both useful and do no harm.”
Our entire social security system is the barrier that keeps people back and it is designed to be that way, to force people to either comply and be crushed or force them out to fend for themselves.
The Antipoverty Centre regularly makes submissions to parliamentary inquiries and departmental consultations on policies that affect the lives on people in poverty and those in the welfare system. A selection of our submissions to other inquiries can be found here. We are currently working on supplementary submissions to the inquiry based on a series of …