The government's plan to pay young people as little as $4 an hour to work in short-term internships has ruffled a few feathers.
Until last night the government thought young people would like its Youth Jobs PaTH policy because it would help them get "real jobs".
But unions don't agree. They've compared the PaTH internships to sweatshops.
"Paying young workers $4 per hour is not far above the rates in third world sweatshops – it's outrageous and it puts our entire wage system at risk," ACTU secretary Dave Oliver said.