(unemployment) compensation.
A typical Australian shortening.
Compare arvo
1) vb, n
(to perpetrate) a swindle or fraud, obtain money by false pretences. This venerable colloquialism (regarded as slang in the 1950s) is simply a shorten-ing of 'confidence-trick'.
A crazy au pair girl planned to con super-star Eric Clapton out of a fortune by claiming another couple's baby was THEIR love child.' (News of the World, 1988)
2) n
a convict or ex-convict, felon or prisoner

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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