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Wednesday, 21 August 1996
Page: 2872

(Question No. 130)


Senator Denman asked the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 15 July 1996:

(1) Since the Disability Reform Package was introduced in 1991, how many disability support pensioners in Tasmania, on the latest figures, have undertaken employment following rehabilitation, vocational training and job search assistance.

(2) Since the federal election in March 1996, how many disability support pensioners in Tasmania have been encouraged, under the Disability Reform Package, to undertake employment following rehabilitation, vocational training and job search assistance.


Senator Newman —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

The most recent data available cover the period from Disability Reform Package implementation on 12 November 1991 up to and including 28 June 1996. The answers below are based on those data.

(1) Since the Disability Reform Package was introduced on 12 November 1991, 397 Disability Support Pensioners from Tasmania have commenced work following assistance through the Disability Reform Package.