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Work for the Dole works for Bali victims.



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THE HON MAL BROUGH MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

Media Release

013702

Work For The Dole Works For Bali Victims

A new Work for the Dole project has been created in Adelaide in direct response to the Bali bombings and the need for medical supplies to be sent to the devastated area, Employment Services Minister, Mal Brough, announced today.

The new project will be based in the northern suburb of Kilburn and will involve assisting Overseas Pharmaceutical Aid for Life (OPAL) pack and dispatch vital medical material.

Mr Brough announced 200 new Work for the Dole projects across Australia offering 2159 unemployed people the opportunity to bring their work experience and work commitment to the attention of employers

“Work for the Dole sponsor groups have yet again put together a diverse range of project activities, all of which offer valuable work experience for job seekers,” Mr Brough said.

“It is always worth repeating that the key principle behind Work for the Dole is real job experience.  The best way for an unemployed person to get paid work is to demonstrate that they understand what is required in the workplace, that they can work cooperatively and get a job done.”

This month’s new projects include:

A mobile crew carrying out bush regeneration work and bushfire recovery with sand dune regeneration, trail maintenance and weed eradication operations throughout the Lower Shoalhaven region and producing a newsletter for the public on behalf of all Rural Fire Services in the Shoalhaven region in New South Wales.

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A community gardening project in Colac, Victoria, to teach and support aged and long-term unemployed people to grow their own fresh produce. ●

Restoring and repairing historic military guns around Albany, Western Australia. ● An Odyssey education programme in Beenleigh in Queensland, for parents on National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week, including artwork, desktop publishing, photography and signage. ●

Monitoring, surveying and protecting penguin habitats at Burnie. ● At the Top End Australian Football Association at The Gardens, there are opportunities to learn football management activities, helping the Football Operations Manager with day-to-day operations. ●

Since 1997, 10,935 Work for the Dole projects have offered 203,419 opportunities for unemployed Australians to make the most of worthwhile work experiences.

A list of Work for the Dole projects approved for funding can be found at http://workplace.gov.au/workplace/activities  

 

For further information contact:

Greg Jackson  0419 713 246

 

 

Further information on Work for the Dole: Ian Robinson 02 6121 7691

24/11/2002