TIL that Bob Hawke was the first who floated the idea for work for the dole, and John Howard almost immediately pounced on the idea to bring it to fruition. https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/FlagPost/2017/April/Work_for_the_Dole_program_to_stay
@Posty I'm not at all surprised about the second point, but the first? That wasn't expected.
@Posty Labor, producing bad ideas for the coalition to exploit since.. Well a long time.
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