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JobSeeker payments | Are you eligible and what can you claim?

Wondering if you're eligible for JobSeeker payment during the coronavirus outbreak? We outline the key criteria necessary to claim, as well as the steps you should be taking if your hours have been reduced or you have lost your job.

Fairfax a brilliant investment, according to Fairfax ... George Christensen takes his time on penalty rates ... ScoMo happy to find popular cuts...

Tips and rumours

Fairfax a brilliant investment, according to Fairfax ... George Christensen takes his time on penalty rates ... ScoMo happy to find popular cuts...

Scullion’s disastrous indigenous work-for-the-dole mainly leads to financial penalties

Deploying the tired trope of indigenous dysfunction and making assumptions about behavioural modification will not magically create jobs, writes Jon Altman, research professor, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

Is Australia too nice to the unemployed?

The Unemployment Benefit (UB) was introduced in Australia in 1945. What's improved since then? Crikey intern Rachel Robertson asks the question.

The government's scheme to force job-seekers to send 40 applications a month will definitely increase employment -- among entrepreneurial app developers.

Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that

The government's scheme to force job-seekers to send 40 applications a month will definitely increase employment -- among entrepreneurial app developers.

With the latest unemployment rate due to be announced tomorrow, a quick look around the world shows that Australia is not a terrible place to be unemployed, writes freelance journalist <b>Sally Whyte</b>.

Dole around the world: how does Australia stack up?

With the latest unemployment rate due to be announced tomorrow, a quick look around the world shows that Australia is not a terrible place to be unemployed, writes freelance journalist Sally Whyte.

Tough life on the dole for Greens MP ... brouhahah at Medicare Locals ... help us find the very worst of silly season media reporting ...

Tips and rumours

Tough life on the dole for Greens MP ... brouhahah at Medicare Locals ... help us find the very worst of silly season media reporting ...

Young people are naive, criminals or lazy, if you listen to the political rhetoric. In which case, Abbott's plan to ban the dole for under 30s makes sense. Except, moving an unskilled person away from their support network and down a mine is ridiculous, writes <b>Dr James Arvanitakis</b>.

Doling out the hard truths on youth

Young people are naive, criminals or lazy, if you listen to the political rhetoric. In which case, Abbott's plan to ban the dole for under 30s makes sense. Except, moving an unskilled person away from their support network and down a mine is ridiculous, writes Dr James Arvanitakis.

Abbott is making a shameless grab for the anti-youth vote by proposing under-30s be denied the dole, but it probably won't work, says <b>John Quiggin</b>: why try to convert rusted-on oldies at the expense of people who are still forming their political views?

Quiggin: Abbott abandons da yoof

Abbott is making a shameless grab for the anti-youth vote by proposing under-30s be denied the dole, but it probably won't work, says John Quiggin: why try to convert rusted-on oldies at the expense of people who are still forming their political views?

Under 30s would be banned from the dole and told to go work in mining, proposed Tony Abbott at a meeting with resource industry leaders. Is this clever, creative thinking or a simplistic way to end a skills shortage?

Under 30? No dole for you, says Tony

Under 30s would be banned from the dole and told to go work in mining, proposed Tony Abbott at a meeting with resource industry leaders. Is this clever, creative thinking or a simplistic way to end a skills shortage?