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Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (062)73 2136 Federal Minister for Employment and industrial Relations

Telex: 62286

Ralph Willis M P

28 November 1984 - 2 7 0 / 8 4

CEP GRANT FOR NUNAWADING

The Nunawadi ng Ne i ghbour hood Ce n t r e w i l l r e c e i v e a $ 1 5 1 , 3 2 7

g r a n t under t he Community Empl oyment Program (CEP) to empl oy

seven p r e v i o u s l y unempl oyed peopl e to p r o v i d e s u p p o r t f o r e l d e r l y

and o t h e r d i s a d v a n t a g e d pe opl e i n t he communi t y.

The unempl oyed p e o pl e w i l l work f o r 12 months t o p r o v i d e a

low c o s t , communal meal s s e r v i c e f o r t he e l d e r l y , m i g r a n t s ,

s i n g l e p a r e n t s and o t h e r s o c i a l l y i s o l a t e d members o f t he

communi t y.

P r o j e c t p a r t i c i p a n t s w i l l a l s o be empl oyed t o a s s i s t w i t h t he

p r o v i s i o n o f c h i l d c a r e s e r v i c e s , t he dev e l o pme nt of a f a m i l y

e d u c a t i o n pr ogr am, as we l l as ma i n t e n a n c e and c l e r i c a l s u p p r t

a t t he c e n t r e .

Thi s was announced t oday by t he 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 Ral ph W i l l i s , and t he S t a t e M i n i s t e r

f o r Empl oyment and T r a i n i n g , Mr Jim Simmonds.

The c o s t of t he p r o j e c t i s $ 1 5 1 , 8 7 7 , whi ch i n c l u d e s $ 9 3 , 4 5 0

f o r 1 abour c o s t s .

" A f t e r i t s i n i t i a l y e a r o f o p e r a t i o n i n V i c t o r i a more than

1 0 , 1 0 0 new j obs have been appr oved under CEP, i n v o l v i n g F e d e r a l

f u n d i n g o f a l mo s t $140 m i l l i o n , " t he M i n i s t e r s s a i d .

The Nunawadi ng p r o j e c t w i l l a l l o w p a r t i c i p a n t s to r e c e i v e v a l u a b l e

work e x p e r i e n c e and t r a i n i n g .

The c e n t r a l aim of CEP i s to p r o v i d e s h o r t - t e r m j obs and enhance

t he f u t u r e l o n g - t e r m empl oyment o p p o r t u n i t i e s o f t hose most

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2-47-100 Mar 84

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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 - t h e l o n g - t e r m u n e m p l o y e d ,

w o m e n , m i g r a n t s w i t h E n g l i s h l a n g u a g e d i f f i c u l t i e s , A b o r i g i n e s ,

a n d t h e d i s a b l e d .

U n e m p l o y e d p e o p l e t o w o r k o n t h e p r o j e c t w i l l b e r e c r u i t e d

b y 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 .

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