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Half leave Coalition’s youth internship scheme without a job

Exclusive: Retail workers’ unionsays young people are being used as ‘cheap labour for six months and then discarded’

Half of those exiting the government’s low-paying youth internship scheme leave without a job, prompting concerns participants are being used as “cheap labour” and then discarded.

The government’s $750m youth employment scheme Youth Jobs Path (Prepare, Trial, Hire) has been operating since April and is aimed at helping young Australians into work.

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