Effectiveness of the work-for-the-dole program
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From: Gaius Maxwell
Dear Productivity Commission,
I am seeking any and all data you may have pertaining to the effectiveness of the work-for-the-dole program.
Specifically, data showing whether or not it reduces the unemployment rate, and more specifically, a breakdown of those actually gaining employment vs. those that are simply put on the work-for-the-dole program.
As I understand it, when a stream participant is placed in a WftD program their statistic is removed from unemployment, I would like to know if job seekers are actually gaining meaningful, true employment from work-for-the-dole, or if they are simply being placed in work-for-the-dole to artificially reduce unemployment statistics.
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