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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 135


Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Employment Participation, in writing, on 1 December 2008:

In respect of: (a) Job Network; (b) Work for the Dole; (c) Indigenous Employment Programs offered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; (d) Job Placement, Employment and Training; (e) Green Corps; (f) the Personal Support Program; (g) Vocational Rehabilitation Services; (h) Disability Employment Network; (i) the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme; (j) Harvest Labour Services; and (k) Remote Bundled Services (1) what is the current caseload for each of these programs and on what date was each caseload measured (2) what is the 30 June 2009 forecast caseload for each of these programs (3) what is the 30 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, and (c) 2012, forecast caseload for each of these programs, or their equivalent.


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

(1)   What is the current caseload for each of these programs and on what date was each caseload measured.

Program

Point in Time Caseload as at 30 November 2008

(a)  Job Network;

685,479

(b)  Work for the Dole;

24,245

(c)  Indigenous Employment Programs offered by DEEWR

Indigenous Employment Programs do not operate on a point in time caseload basis. 

(d)  Job Placement, Employment and Training;

10,753

(e)  Green Corps;

614

(f)   Personal Support Program;

54,860

(g)  Vocational Rehabilitation Services;

45,155

(h)  Disability Employment Network (DEN);

51,736

(i)   New Enterprise Incentive Scheme;

5911

(j)   Harvest Labour Services (HLS);

HLS does not operate on a point in time caseload basis

(k)  Remote Bundled Services (RBS)

23,355 Note this figure is a sub-set of Job Network caseload.

 

(2)   What is the 30 June 2009 forecast caseload for each of these programs.

(3)   What is the 30 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, and (c) 2012, forecast caseload for each of these programs, or their equivalent. Economic forecasts are currently being revised to allow for the changing economic conditions brought on by the Global Financial Crisis.