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NEWS RELEASE \xiFederal Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations 23 May 1984 Ralph Willis MR 1 1 6 / 8 4 COMMUNI TY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM CREATES FURTHER JOBS I N THE NORTHERN TERRI TORY A f u r t h e r 13 p r o j e c t s g e n e r a t i n g 69 j obs have been appr oved i n t he N o r t h e r n T e r r i t o r y under t he F e d e r a l Go v e r n me n t ' s Communi t y Empl oyment Pr ogr am ( CEP) . The F e d e r a l M i n i s t e r f o r Empl oyment and I n d u s t r i a l R e l a t i o n s , Mr Ra l ph W i l l i s , and t he C h i e f M i n i s t e r o f t he N o r t h e r n T e r r i t o r y , Mr Paul Ev e r i n g h a m, t o d a y announced a p p r o v a l o f t he p r o j e c t s c o s t i n g $ 8 1 7 , 7 3 2 . Of t h i s amount t he F e d e r a l Gover nment w i l l c o n t r i b u t e $ 6 3 1 , 9 2 0 w i t h t he r e ma i n d e r bei ng p r o v i d e d by sponsor o r g a n i s a t i o n s . The 13 p r o j e c t s w i l l p r o v i d e j o b s f o r an a v e r a ge o f 31 weeks f o r d i s a d v a n t a g e d une mpl oy ed, i n c l u d i n g A b o r i g i n e s , women, m i g r a n t s , t he d i s a b l e d and l o n g - t e r m unempl oyed. Mor e t han 590 j obs have been appr ov e d i n t he N o r t h e r n T e r r i t o r y un d e r t he CEP. T h i s f i g u r e c o mp r i s e s j obs appr oved f o r p r o j e c t s sponsor ed by S t a t e and Local Gover nment a u t h o r i t i e s , communi t y o r g a n i s a t i o n s and F e d e r a l Gover nment a g e n c i e s . The F e d e r a l Go v e r n me n t ' s c o n t r i b u t i o n t o CEP p r o j e c t s i n t he T e r r i t o r y exceeds $ 5 . 9 m i l l i o n . The l a t e s t p r o j e c t s appr oved a r e : Browns M a r t , Dar wi n - i mp r o v i n g a d m i n i s t r a t i o n t o a r t s r e l a t e d s e r v i c e s f o r t he communi t y ( $ 1 3 , 7 6 7 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . One j o b f o r 52 weeks.Parliament House, Canberra A.C.T. 26001-2-466 March 83Telephone (g€g) 73 2136 Telex: 62286

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r e s e a r c h on s e r v i c e s t o y o u n g p e o p l e and d e v e l o p i n g a

r e s o u r c e s b o o k l e t ( $ 1 7 , 5 6 1 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . One j o b f o r

5 2 w e e k s .

K a t h e r i n e Town C o u n c i l - c o n s t r u c t i n g B a s k e t b a l 1 / n e t b a l 1

c o u r t s a nd a s s o c i a t e d l a n d s c a p i n g ( $ 1 9 , 6 8 8 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) .

T h r e e j o b s f o r 13 w e e k s .

N a t i o n a l T r u s t o f A u s t r a l i a ( N T ) - d o c u m e n t a t i o n , i n d e x i n g

a n d d i s s e m i n a t i o n o f i n f o r m a t i o n on a w i d e r a n g e o f c u l t u r a l

s i t e s . ( $ 1 4 , 2 0 2 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . One j o b f o r 52 w e e k s .

A l i c e S p r i n g s Town C o u n c i l - p r o v i d i n g l a b o u r t o f u l f i l l

s m a l l c o m m u n i t y g r o u p s ' ; n e e d s i n c o n c r e t i n g , p a i n t i n g , l a n d ­

s c a p i n g a nd m a i n t e n a n c e t a s k s ( $ 9 8 , 4 4 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) .

T e n j o b s f o r 2 4 w e e k s .

I YD P A d v a n c e m e n t G r o u p A l i c e S p r i n g s - p r o d u c t i o n o f a

r e s o u r c e b o o k l e t on a c c e s s i b i l i t y f o r d i s a b l e d p e o p l e ( $ 1 2 , 5 1 0

F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . Two j o b s f o r 13 w e e k s .

C o n s e r v a t i o n C o m m i s s i o n A l i c e S p r i n g s - t h e p r e s e r v a t i o n

a nd d i s p l a y o f h i s t o r i c a l r e l i c s f r o m t h e A r l t u n g a H i s t o r i c a l

R e s e r v e ( $ 2 6 , 3 6 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . One j o b f o r 52 w e e k s .

A u s t r a l i a n Red C r o s s S o c i e t y - T r a i n i n g a c o m m u n i t y w o r k

Co, t o a s s i s t d i s a d v a n t a g e d p e o p l e ( $ 2 5 , 9 7 1 F e d e r a l · g r a n t ) .

One j o b f o r 52 w e e k s .

C o n s e r v a t i o n C o m m i s s i o n - c o n s t r u c t i o n o f an a c c e s s r o a d

f o r t r a d i t i o n a l l a n d o w n e r s on C o b o u r g P e n i n s u l a ( $ 4 0 , 6 0 8

F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . S e v e n j o b s f o r 13 w e e k s .

M i l k a p i t i t o wn c o u n c i l - p i n e f o r e s t p l a n t a t i o n t h i n n i n g

p r o g r a m t o p r o m o t e b e t t e r g r o w t h o f p i n u s c a r i b e a ( $ 8 8 , 4 7 4

F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . Te n j o b s f o r 16 w e e k s .

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. D a r w i n C h r i s t i a n S c h o o l - c o n s t r u c t i o n o f a n a l 1 - y e a r - r o u n d

o u t d o o r c l a s s r o o m f a c i l i t y b y l a n d s c a p i n g a n d c o n s t r u c t i o n

o f t w o n a t u r a l l y - f e d o p e n w a t e r b o d i e s . ( $ 9 0 , 6 0 4 F e d e r a l

g r a n t ) . S e v e n j o b s f o r 2 5 w e e k s .

. T a n g e n t y e r e C o u n c i l - p r o v i d i n g h o me c a r e , t r a n s p o r t a n d

h o m e m a k e r s s e r v i c e s t o t h e t o w n c a mp c o m m u n i t i e s ( $ 1 0 7 , 8 1 1

F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . N i n e j o b s f o r 5 2 w e e k s .

. D a g u r a g u C o m m u n i t y C o u n c i l I n c . - p r o v i d i n g a c o m m u n i t y

k i t c h e n , l a u n d r y , l o c a l n e w s l e t t e r a n d d r e s s m a k i n g s e r v i c e

t o t h e c o m m u n i t y ( $ 7 5 , 9 2 4 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) . F i f t e e n j o b s f o r

4 2 w e e k s .

U n e m p l o y e d p e o p l e t o f i l l j o b s w i l l be r e c r u i t e d b y L o c a l

O f f i c e s o f t h e C o m m o n w e a l t h E m p l o y m e n t S e r v i c e ( C E S ) .

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M e d i a C o n t a c t : D E I R , ( D a r w i n )

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