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Human rights concerns over welfare changes
Posted on September 30, 2014
ABC News

The Australian Council of Social Services is urging crossbench senators not to pass the Federal Government's controversial changes to unemployment benefits for young people.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has found the six-month waiting period for unemployment benefits for people under 30 is incompatible with Australia's obligations under international human rights laws.

The Government has signalled it's willing to compromise with the crossbench to get the measures through.

But ACOSS head Cassandra Goldie (pictured) says the committee has sent a clear message.


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