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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 511

Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Employment Participation, in writing, on 3 December 2008:

How many job seekers received Participation Reports for failing to attend interviews with their Employment Services Provider in 2008 during: (a) August; (b) September; (c) October; and (d) November.

Mr Brendan O’Connor (Minister for Employment Participation) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

The following number of job seekers had a ‘Failure to Attend a Provider Appointment’ recorded against their names for each month from August 2008 to November 2008:


Number of job seekers who Failed to Attend a Provider Appointment**

August 2008

6 566

September 2008

6 806

October 2008

7 354

November 2008

6 030

** Data extracted from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Participation Reporting Data.