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Australian Job Seekers To Get Taxi Subsidy
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 6, 2005

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA--Under new welfare to work plans unveiled last week, thousands of Australians with disabilities who receive welfare benefits will also receive $100 every two weeks to help pay for taxis to get to work and to job interviews.

Maryanne Diamond, who heads up the Australian Federation of Disability Organizations told The Age news service that the transportation subsidy could help many people who currently cannot afford reliable transportation.

"Because people with disabilities have very limited incomes, they often live a long way from where jobs are, in cheaper areas, and may not have public transport," she said.

The guidelines would require new applicants who can work 15 hours or more a week to look for a job. Those who already receive benefits would not have to look for a job if they cannot work at least 30 hours a week.


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