How coming from an unfashionable suburb can see you have a job offer withdrawn

Proof that coming from an unfashionable suburb can stop you getting a job - and it has NOTHING to do with the travel time to work ABC broadcast a western Sydney special from a Penrith performing arts centre Erin Foster in the audience said she lost job offer because of where she lived Western Sydney Women advocate Amanda Rose said this was discrimination 

By Stephen Johnson, Economics Reporter For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:09 GMT, 24 November 2020 | Updated: 06:10 GMT, 24 November 2020

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A woman from an unfashionable outer suburb has spoken out about having a job offer withdrawn because of where she lived.

Erin Foster was an audience member on the ABC's Q&A program on Monday night as it broadcast a western Sydney special from Penrith.

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'Over my working life, I've actually had job offers rescinded when my employers found out I'll be commuting from western Sydney,' she said.

Ms Foster initially thought employers were reluctant to hire someone who had a long commute to get to work.

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A woman from an unfashionable outer suburb has spoken out about having a job offer withdrawn because of where she lived. Erin Foster revealed her situation as an audience member on the ABC's Q&A program as it broadcast a western Sydney special from Penrith

A woman from an unfashionable outer suburb has spoken out about having a job offer withdrawn because of where she lived. Erin Foster revealed her situation as an audience member on the ABC's Q&A program as it broadcast a western Sydney special from Penrith

However Amanda Rose, the founding director of social advocacy group Western Sydney Women, said the withdrawal of a job offer had nothing to do with the travel time.

'That's rubbish. If someone wants a job, they

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