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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 517


Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Employment Participation, in writing, on 4 December 2008:

In respect of The Future of Employment Services in Australia: A Discussion Paper (Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, May 2008): which unemployment benefits are included in the analysis indicating that by March 2008, one in four job seekers were unemployed for five or more years.


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

The unemployment benefits that are included in the analysis indicating that by March 2008, almost one in four unemployment benefit recipients were in receipt of benefits for five or more years as referred to in The Future of Employment Services in Australia: A Discussion Paper are Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance (Other).