If a stand down period of 6mths for a benefit is a breach of human rights obligations, what do you call it when you have been precluded for life?
"A Government-dominated committee has backed the Coalition's proposed welfare changes despite finding they would breach Australia's human rights obligations.
The Government has proposed a six-month waiting period before young people without a job can receive unemployment benefits.
A bipartisan parliamentary report found the Federal Government would breach its international obligations if it goes ahead with the proposal.
The report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights said "the committee considers that the measure is incompatible with the right to social security and the right to an adequate standard of living".
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