Social Issues

Jobseeker Love Not Mutual

Posted on: Fri 18 Jun 2021

The suspension of jobseeker’s mutual obligations during the height of the pandemic crisis and the increase in payments last year gave us a view into what effect removing those requirements have on obtaining good quality, ongoing employment.

The result of a new study has shown that when people are freed of the government’s obligations many people were able to focus on moving back into the workforce and alleviate the stresses the requirements caused.

Riccardo Welters, an Associate Professor at the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University and co-author of this new study, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to explain the benefits of removing mutual obligations.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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