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Thursday, 1 November 2012
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Employment Participation and Child Care

(Question No. 2227)


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation, upon notice, on 28 September 2012:

( 1) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers are there in the Kimberley.

( 2) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers are in stream 3 ' significant barriers to employment ' .

( 3) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers are in stream 4 ' severe barriers to employment ' .

( 4) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers are there on the Dampier Peninsula including Broome.

( 5) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers on the Dampier Peninsula, including Broome, are in stream 3 ' significant barriers to employment ' .

( 6) How many registered: (a) Aboriginal; and (b) non -Aboriginal, job seekers on the Dampier Peninsula, including Broome, are in stream 4 ' severe barriers to employment ' .


Senator Wong: The Minister for Employment Participation has provided the following answers to the honourable senator's question:

(1) As at 31 August 2012, in the Kimberly Employment Services Area (ESA):

(a) there were 3,763 and 99 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on Job Services Australia (JSA) and Disability Employment Services (DES) caseload, respectively.

(b) there were 403 and and 84 non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on JSA and DES casload, respectively.

(2) As at 31 August 2012:

(a) 39,594 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seeker on JSA caseload were in Stream 3. Of these, 2,443 were in the Kimberley ESA.

(b) 117,020 non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on JSA caseload were in Stream 3. Of these, 57 were in the Kimberley ESA.

(3) As at 31 August 2012:

(a) 30,140 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on JSA caseload were in Stream 4. Of these, 1,067 were in the Kimberley ESA.

(b) 130,447 non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on JSA caseload were in Stream 4. Of these, 84 were in the Kimberley ESA.

(4) As at 31 August 2012:

(a) There were 161 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on the caseload of three JSA sites in Dampier Peninsula.

In Broome, there were 536 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on the caseload of three JSA sites; and 68 on the caseload of two DES sites.

(b) There were 7 non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on the JSA caseload in the Dampier Peninsula.

In Broome, there were 245 non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on the JSA caselolad; and 70 on DES caseload.

(5) As at 31 August 2012:

(a) There were 119 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on caseload of JSA sites in the Dampier Peninsula who were in Stream 3. In Broome JSA sites, 316 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seeker were in Stream 3.

(b) There was one non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seeker in Stream 3 on the JSA caseload in the Dampier Peninsula. In Broome, there were 30 non- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers in Stream 3.

(6) As at 31 August 2012:

(a) There were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers on caseload of JSA sites in the Dampier Peninsula who were in Stream 4. In Broome JSA sites, 159 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seeker were in Stream 4.

(b) There was one non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seeker in Stream 4 on the JSA caseload in the Dampier Peninsula. In Broome, there were 55 non- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers in Stream 4.