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New offices for the CES



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MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

The Hon. Ian Viner, MP 125/79

NEW OFFICES FOR THE CES *

The Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs, Mr Ian Viner, today announced details of a program to open or relocate 40 offices of the Commonwealth Employment Service during 1979/80.

Mr Viner said that the program continued the Government's commitment to modernise and update the Commonwealth Employment Service. Wherever possible , the new offices would be situated in modern shop-front premises in central business districts.

The program involved 17 new offices in New South Wales, 8 in Victoria, k in Queensland, 5 in South Australia, 3 in Western Australia, 2 in the Northern Territory and 1 for the ACT.

"These new offices will result in greatly improved services for jobseekers and employers alike," he said.

Mr Viner said: "An additional 9 CES Zone Offices will be established during 1979/80. The planned locations are on the North Shore and at Lismore in New South Wales; at Colac , Dandenong, Preston and Moorabbin in Victoria;

and at Rockhampton, Townsville and Ipswich in Queensland. This will bring the total number of Zone Offices to 19, leaving a further 7 to be established at a later date.

"Zone management was introduced to provide closer supervision and control of CES activities at the local level and will lead to improvements in operational performance of CES offices with resultant benefits to

the public," he added.

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Mr Viner said that a vital part of the program for 1979/80 was the establishment of 2 new CES Training Centres in Melbourne and Adelaide. These will mean that the CES will now have separate training centres for its staff in

all States.

A list of the new and relocated CES offices is attached.

CANBERRA 19 November, 1979

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PROPOSED LOCATION OF NEW OR RELOCATED CES OFFICES

1979/80 PROGRAM.

NSW NEW RELOCATED

Kings Cross Maroubra

Burwood Glebe Sydney Dapto Griffith

Dubbo Banks town ■ ' Campsie Bega

Hornsby 1

Goulburn Gosford Coffs Harbour Surry Hills ■

Lilydale Bairnsdale Richmond Moorabbin

Swan Hill Melbourne

Cairns Rockhampton

Osborne Park Geraldton '

VIC Moe Footscray

QLD Caboolture Townsville

SA Adelaide

(South/West) Unley

WA Bunbury

NT Tennant Creek Katherine

ACT Belconnen