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Tuesday, 6 September 1983
Page: 441

Question No. 148


Dr Charlesworth asked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 17 May 1983:

(1) What level of grants have been allocated to CYSS projects in the Electoral Division of Perth.

(2) What has been the nature of the individual projects funded by the Government in the electorate and, in particular, (a) what proportion of these projects have been oriented towards traditional female occupations and (b) are statistics available on the extent to which participants in particular CYSS projects in the electorate succeed in finding employment in related areas; if so , what are the details.


Mr Willis —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Details of the Commonwealth Grants provided to the 5 Community Youth Support Scheme (CYSS) projects located in the Electoral Division of Perth with effect from 1 July 1983 are:

Annual

grant Project

level

$ Bayswater (Morley) 65,000 Inglewood (East Victoria Park) 65,000 Perth ( Centre-Care) 65,000 Perth (YMCA) 65,000 Yokine 42,600

All existing CYSS projects have been invited to make application for new grants covering the twelve month period 1 November 1983 to 31 October 1984. Annual grant levels may be varied as part of this process.

(2) (a) Each of the projects located in the Electoral Division of Perth provides activities positively oriented towards employment, and offers a balanced and broad range of activities covering both male and female employment opportunities. As would be expected, however, traditional occupational sex biases are reflected in the participation of males and females in such activities.

An external study has been commissioned to investigate ways in which the access of young women to CYSS projects might be enhanced and how CYSS can be made more relevant to their special needs. Results are expected to be available later this year.

(b) The Community Youth Support Scheme is designed to provide a broad range of employment skills for unemployed young participants. Unlike TAFE, CYSS Centres do not have as their primary objectives training in specific vocational skills. Accordingly, the statistics provided by individual projects only give an indication of employment outcome without reference to specific ocupational areas .