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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 512


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 a Work for the Dole interview 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 ‘Failed to attend a Work for the Dole appointment’ recorded against their names for each month from August 2008 to November 2008:

Month

Number of job seekers who Failed to Attend a Work for the Dole Appointment**

August 2008

297

September 2008

334

October 2008

338

November 2008

339

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