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Thursday, 5 December 1974
Page: 4782

Mr Wilson asked the Minister for Labor and Immigration, upon notice:

(   1 ) Does the Commonwealth Employment Service inform the Department of Social Security of persons registered for unemployment who refuse an offer of suitable employment.

(2)   If so, does the Commonwealth Employment Service keep statistics of these reports.

(3)   If statistics are kept, how many persons have been reported in each of the States in each of the months since 1 July 1973.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I am informed that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) The Commonwealth Employment Service informs the Department of Social Security when a claimant for or recipient of Unemployment Benefit refuses an offer of suitable employment. Suitable employment is denned as work in the claimant's usual occupation or work of a type or nature in which the person usually engages and in which the person's experience, qualifications and training would be used.

(2)   No.

(3)   See (2) above.

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