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Riverina welcomes new Work for the Dole activities.



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4 May 2006 RIVERINA WELCOMES NEW WORK FOR THE DOLE ACTIVITIES The Nationals Member for Riverina Kay Hull today announced up to 15 new Work for the Dole places for the month of March for job seekers to gain valuable work experience. Mrs Hull said there were four new activities in the Riverina electorate. * Droughtforce Droughtbreaker through Mission Australia This is an activity to assist drought affected farmers in the Central Murrumbidgee area and involving a multitude of rural tasks including assistance with grain propagation, cattle, sheep and other livestock care, feeding and replacement of fencing. The locations for this activity include Gundagai, Illabo, Junee, Pulletop, Tarcutta and Wagga Wagga. * Crosspointe Food Support Project through Mission Australia This activity will engage participants in a variety of tasks related to the distribution of groceries to disadvantaged individuals. Tasks will include receipt, packaging, inventory control, merchandising and customer service. This activity will be in Wagga Wagga. * Kings Christian Church Development Program through Mission Australia This activity will involved participants in renovation, maintenance, landscaping and associated administration at the facilities of the Wagga Wagga Kings Christian Church. Duties will involve fabrication and construction of new administration areas. This activity will be in Wagga Wagga. * Shape Up The Showground through Mission Australia This activity will enhance areas of the Wagga Wagga Showground encompassing activities such as fencing, painting, concreting and general maintenance of this facility. This activity will be in Wagga Wagga. Mrs Hull said across Australia 423 new Work for the Dole activities were undertaken, offering 4,990 places. “Participants in Work for the Dole activities are improving their prospects of finding a job and they are re-building their self esteem and work skills,” Mrs Hull said.