By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:40 BST, 2 April 2018 | Updated: 03:40 BST, 2 April 2018
Drug and alcohol addiction has been, up until now, an excuse for those on welfare payments to avoid completing their mutual obligation requirements.
However, under new laws introduced by the Turnbull Government that is changing.
The Welfare Reform Bill which has passed through Parliament brings a number of changes which aim to crackdown on those who may be taking advantage of unemployment benefits.
Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said new laws will address job seekers who decline work or persistently miss requirements and 'face no real consequences'
The number of dole recipients being