The new system will direct money to employers who actually create jobs.
Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.
Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.
The government’s new income support could be strengthened by extending support to migrants, families with children, private tenants, and people on pension payments, says UNSW expert.