The stench of fraud wafts from Australia’s for-profit employment agencies according to the findings in a recent documentary. Really blatant stuff, too; based on forged signatures and big invoices for public money. Australians in social difficulty are manipulated in the most rotten and cynical manner and they are not moved into employment. The results are scandalous and shockingly expensive to the tune of billions of dollars. We found this interesting watching. Firstly, for the suburban location of interview subjects living in Elizabeth, near Adelaide. More important, virtually identical systems turning the unemployed into a profitable commodity exist in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
The Jobs Game
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Four Corners – 45:25