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Thursday, 27 May 2004
Page: 29465

Mr Albanese asked the Minister for Employment Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2004:

(1) Would he list and provide details of the programs and initiatives within his portfolio responsibility.

(2) What are the (a) current funding, and (b) forward estimates for each program.

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

(1) Job Network (including Job Search Support, Intensive Support, Job Placement, the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme; Harvest Labour Services; and the National Harvest Labour Information Service).

Work for the Dole which is a Mutual Obligation initiative that provides work experience and opportunity to gain skills such as: teamwork; problem solving; leadership; and work processes etc.

Transition to Work which assists people by updating their skills and addressing issues such as lack of confidence. It is targeted at clients who have been out of the workforce for more than two years or who are starting work for the first time.

Indigenous Employment Centres (a component of the Indigenous Employment Programme).

(2) The current funding, and forward estimates for each program are available in the Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.