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Thursday, 16 October 2003
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Mr Albanese asked the Minister for Employment Services, upon notice, on 12 August 2003:

When formulating the budget for ESC3, what average amount did the Department assume would be spent by providers from Jobseeker Account funds on each unemployed person who undertakes customised assistance.


Mr Brough (Minister for Employment Services and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

When formulating the budget for ESC3, the Department established an average credit amount for each job seeker commencing in Intensive Support Customised Assistance. These credit amounts are detailed in Table 1.

Table 1

Job Seeker Account Credits

Non-Highly DisadvantagedJob Seeker Account(GST included)

Highly DisadvantagedJob Seeker Account(GST included)

Intensive Support - Customised Assistance (first period)

$900

$1,350

Additional `Locationally Disadvantaged' Supplement1

$225

$225

Intensive Support - Customised Assistance (second period)

$500

$750

Additional `Locationally Disadvantaged' Supplement

$125

$125

1 This Supplement is credited where jobseekers reside in geographically remote locations - generally defined by Centrelink as more than 90 minutes travelling time from the nearest Job Network site.