// Via The Wireless
Beneficiaries come from all walks of life: the solo mum; the transitioning student; those with mental health issues or freelancers between jobs. Yet beneficiaries are often negatively branded as lazy, unmotivated, good-for-nothing bludgers. New web series NZ Idle is out to challenge stereotypes of those on the dole, while having a laugh.
NZ Idle follows Buckford Aquarius Muldoon, aka BAM, an unemployed creative who’s far too busy to get a job. WINZ has rebranded to the Labour Office of Sustainable Employment (LOSE), where BAM (played by Louis Tait) finds himself at odds with his case manager Jacqui (Emily Keddell), and Able Twerk (Aidan Grealish), a creatively-suppressed middle-manager who is determined to thwart BAM’s artistic pursuits.
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