Saturday, August 7, 2010

Policy seeks to break youth welfare subculture

The high rate of youth unemployment and the welfare entrenchment of a generation has finally received some attention in the election campaign.

In an exclusive report in today's Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Hartcher writes, 'Tony Abbott wants to implement a big reform of youth welfare, where young people volunteer to give up their benefits in return for a guaranteed job.

'In declaring his intention to "break the youth welfare subculture" if elected, Mr Abbott was advancing the most ambitious idea of the election campaign so far.'

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