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Federal Minister for Employment and Industrial Relalioris

Ralph Willis MR

16 A p r i l 1984 9 3 / 8 4

HEALTH TO BENEFI T FROM CEP GRANTS IN NSW

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Pr o g r a m ( CEP) .

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t o m i g r a n t s , women, t h e d i s a b l e d and t h e l o n g - t e r m u n e m p l o y e d .

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d i s a d v a n t a g e d i n t h e l a b o u r m a r k e t s uc h as t h e l o n g - t e r m u n e m p l o y e d ,

women, A b o r i g i n e s , t h e d i s a b l e d and m i g r a n t s w i t h l a n g u a g e

d i f f i c u l t i e s .

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CEP j o b s w e r e g o i n g t o p e o p l e who had be e n c o n t i n u o u s l y u n e m p l o y e d

f o r more t h a n t h r e e m o n t h s . A b o u t 40 p e r c e n t o f t h o s e e m p l o y e d ,

a p a r t f r o m t h o s e on l o c a l r o a d w o r k s , w e r e women, 7 . 4 p e r c e n t

w e r e e x p e c t e d t o be t a k e n up by A b o r i g i n e s , 3 . 5 by d i s a b l e d

p e o p l e and 2 . 7 p e r c e n t by m i g r a n t s w i t h l a n g u a g e d i f f i c u l t i e s .

F u r t h e r d e t a i l s on t h e r e m a i n i n g 12 p r o j e c t s can be o b t a i n e d

f r o m t h e CEP C o - o r d i n a t o r on ( 0 2 ) 2 3 6 0 8 3 7 .

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