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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 516


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

(1)   How many job seekers have received: (a) one; and (b) more than one; Participation Report since July 2006.

(2)   What are the employment outcomes for job seekers who have received:

(a)   one Participation Report; and

(b)   an eight week suspension of income support payment.


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

1 (a) and (b) The following number of job seekers received one, or more than one, Participation Report from July 2006 to November 2008:

Group of Participation Reports

Number of job seekers**

Received one Participation Report

157 134

Received more than one Participation Report

111 682

Total

268 816

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

2 (a) and (b) In relation to the question regarding employment outcomes for job seekers who have received: (a) one Participation Report; and (b) an eight week suspension of income support payment, the Department is unable to provide a response, due to the complexities of extracting the data and it would be an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.