Unemployed young Australians costing taxpayers $7 billion
Unemployed young Australians are costing taxpayers nearly $7 billion.
A significant number of young people don’t have a job, but 59% – some 342,000 people – aren’t even looking for one.
Instead, they are relying on the Newstart Allowance.
Tom Elliott was shocked at the attitude of some of the people who receive these benefits, like Ashleigh and Amy, who appeared in the Herald Sun.
The pair prefer hanging out at McDonalds to going to work.
‘If you have the attitude that you don’t really feel like working because, as these girls say, you can just go on Centrelink and they’ll give you enough money, to me that says that we’ve got a generation that’s got a bit lazy,’ he said.
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