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Are we "stumbling zombie-like into a digital dystopia"?From the frontlines of a NON-full employment economy, we speak with Dr. Simone Casey on her observations of Workforce Australia.Heterodox economists often say, there is no such thing as a "natural" or "free" market. All markets need government regulation in order to exist. Case in point: the privatised "employment services" market. This market requires both government regulation, and government money, in order to exist.This market is going through a shake-up via new regulation -- a new contract -- transforming the market from "jobactive" to "Workforce Australia". But is this "market shake-up" going to help unemployed workers find meaningful, secure, decent work? Or will it merely refine the government's surveillance and punishment of people receiving unemployment benefits?Show NotesTo contact ACOSS policy officer, Dr. Simone Casey, with your stories about Workforce Australia,email Simone at simone@acoss.org.auPoints-based Activation in Workforce Australia – ACOSS FAQMutual obligations and the New Employment Services model (NESM) - ACOSS briefingPoints Based Activation SystemIntroduction to the Points Based Activation System for Workforce AustraliaExplainer - Workforce Australia and Points Based Activation System (PBAS)GetUp! petition to employment service minister Tony BurkeAustralian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU)Mutual Obligation: Independent job seeker Satisfaction SurveyDr Simone Casey, January 2020MusicTheme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice IvyKelli's Number by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.http://freemusicarchive.org/music/US_Army_Blues/Live_At_Blues_Alley/0_-_08_-_The_US_Army_Blues_-_Kellis_Number

Are we "stumbling zombie-like into a digital dystopia"?From the frontlines of a NON-full employment economy, we speak with Dr. Simone Casey on her observations of Workforce Australia.Heterodox economists often say, there is no such thing as a "natural" or "free" market. All markets need government regulation in order to exist. Case in point: the privatised "employment services" market. This market requires both government regulation, and government money, in order to exist.This market is going through a shake-up via new regulation -- a new contract -- transforming the market from "jobactive" to "Workforce Australia". But is this "market shake-up" going to help unemployed workers find meaningful, secure, decent work? Or will it merely refine the government's surveillance and punishment of people receiving unemployment benefits?Show NotesTo contact ACOSS policy officer, Dr. Simone Casey, with your stories about Workforce Australia,email Simone at simone@acoss.org.auPoints-based Activation in Workforce Australia – ACOSS FAQMutual obligations and the New Employment Services model (NESM) - ACOSS briefingPoints Based Activation SystemIntroduction to the Points Based Activation System for Workforce AustraliaExplainer - Workforce Australia and Points Based Activation System (PBAS)GetUp! petition to employment service minister Tony BurkeAustralian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU)Mutual Obligation: Independent job seeker Satisfaction SurveyDr Simone Casey, January 2020MusicTheme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice IvyKelli's Number by U.S. Army Blues is licensed under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.http://freemusicarchive.org/music/US_Army_Blues/Live_At_Blues_Alley/0_-_08_-_The_US_Army_Blues_-_Kellis_Number