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‘Deeply hurtful’ claims of Australian jobseekers turning down work are based on scant evidence

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Scott Morrison accused of amplifying anecdotal reports as Coalition prepares to cut coronavirus welfare payments Claims that Australian business owners are struggling to recruit staff because of a lack of applications are based on just a handful of responses from among 2,324 surveyed employers. Critics including Labor and the Greens have accused the Australian government of amplifying anecdotal reports about jobseekers turning down work in an apparent effort to lay the groundwork to cut government support payments. Kate Carnell, the small business ombudsman, also said the majority of people wanted to work.
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