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Monday, 3 November 2003
Page: 21891

Mr Albanese asked the Minister for Employment Services, upon notice, on 11 September 2003:

(1) Using the Post Programme Monitoring Survey would the Minister for Employment Services outline the weekly income from employment obtained by former employment assistance participants over the duration of ESC2.

(2) Could this information be provided for all employment assistance programmes.

Mr Brough (Minister for Employment Services and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The average income obtained by former employment assistance participants who were in employment at the time of the survey is given in the table below. Analysis of outcomes data in the longer term reveals that people who find employment following programs generally move into higher paid jobs over time.

Average weekly earnings

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