The government is scrapping a controversial parenting program, and suspending immediately compulsory obligations that it claims are punitive and counterproductive.
ParentsNext sent new parents to a provider of employment and required them to attend training, education, and parenting classes to maintain their welfare.
The program covers parents who have children under six years old and are under 55, but who have not worked for the past six months.
This also included parents who had not completed high school but were on income support.
From July 1, next year, the scheme will be abolished.
Katy Gallagher, Minister of Finance and Women, said that the government is committed to listening and improving women’s lives.
Peter Dutton, the leader of the Opposition, said that the government must ensure it doesn’t reduce productivity.
He told ABC Radio that there is an expectation that, if a job becomes available and you are offered one, you will accept it.
You can find businesses that are struggling to hire staff.
“So, the country loses this productivity, the economic system loses it and the people lose the chance to have that job.”
The system must be able to encourage, and not discourage, the employee to accept that job.
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