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Two local projects in running for work for dole awards.

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M r . D a v i d H a w k e r M P

F e d e r a l M e m b e r f o r W a n n o n

27 February 2003


Two south west projects are in the running for a national award to recognise excellence of performance in the Commonwealth Government’s Work for the Dole programme.

The Portland Stables project run by Workskills Employment Portland and Warrnambool’s Uniting Church Childcare have been selected for the final round of judging of the Awards, which recognise the successes of unemployed people and others involved in Work for the Dole activities during 2002.

The national awards will be presented by the Prime Minister in Canberra on March 19.

The stables redevelopment resulted in their refurbishment for use as work space for artists and they have been nominated under the Caring for our Heritage category.

Uniting Church childcare in Warrnambool helped both staff and volunteers with all childcare duties and has been nominated in the Participant category.

Member for Wannon - David Hawker - said today the Awards carried a great deal of prestige.

“The Prime Minister’s Work for the Dole Achievement Awards recognise outstanding achievements by unemployed people taking part in the programme, their supervisors and organisations who support Work for the Dole projects in local communities,” Mr. Hawker said.

“Work for the Dole provides valuable work experience for participants and offers local communities new or better facilities and that is why it is a success.”

Mr. Hawker said the two nominations combined with the Achievement Award picked up by Warrnambool’s Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative last year were indicative of the programme’s overall success in the south west.

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