So, the Government sends our jobs overseas along with importing migrants under 457's (renamed TSS aka temp skills shortage-visas) claiming it is good for employers to exploit foreign workers whilst at the same time turns around and flogs his own Aussies when we can't find work. Launches gestapo-like tactics to punish the most vulnerable people using a police force of "employment" agencies whose main role in their boring day (aside from on-line shopping) is to threaten, question and humiliate job seekers into believing it is their fault they are unemployed when they know the majority of unskilled jobs simply do not exist. What a joke, thank MT and his cronies for this insanity!
It is time all unemployed accept this government is causing to much emotional distress to your mental health and go make an appointment with your local bulk-billing doctor and get a Centrelink Medical Certificate, and keep going to your doctor, until the government changes their draconian system of punishment.
@Lindamariepaterson Unfortunately, Centrelink will only accept a medical certificate for a condition. After that, no matter if it’s a new certificate, they will not give you further reprieve from the job circuit if it’s the same illness. You have to have a new condition to extend it. Ridiculous, I know!
I had a mental health illness and was told that I could not get an exemption if my doctors certificate had the same illness, were they kidding stresses as the one# they place on you increase mental health issues and therefore I did indeed have the same illness. I spoke to a social worker whom sorted it out. Sever depression is real, this situation did not help.
We get a wonderful demerit system and they act with impunity..... They too should have a demerit system. Get enough points against their business and they get fined big time at least.
It’s ridiculous the entire system. I have a physically disability - shorter left leg and compensated scoliosis of the spine along with crippling anxiety. I don’t quite qualify for disability support pension because I’m not a vegetable (yea that’s how pathetic their criteria is for getting dsp). I got a demerit point even though I rescheduled the appointment on that same day. I even done an ESAT (which essentially does stuff all by the way). They essentially refuse to reverse the demerit point even though my willingness to cooperate. Bunch of bullies those job network agencies.