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Tragedy then farce: The mangled web of Australia's welfare system

Adam Holmes
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:30am, first published February 1 2020 - 5:00am
Dealing with Australia's welfare system is an exercise in futility. It's hard not to think that this is the government's intention.
Dealing with Australia's welfare system is an exercise in futility. It's hard not to think that this is the government's intention.

A young Newstart recipient* in Launceston is juggling three casual jobs and full-time study when they get a text message.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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