Gov't should not privatise Community Development Program: CPSU

By Doug Dingwall, Canberra Times

A controversial work-for-the-dole program risks making the lives of Indigenous people harder if the government decides on using private operators to impose penalties on recipients, the main workplace union says.

The Community and Public Sector Union has told a parliamentary inquiry into the government's Community Development Program the Coalition should solve its problems by increasing funding rather than finding businesses to make payments and enforce rules for clients. Read more here.

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