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Job Network Monitoring Authority Bill 2000 [No. 2]

Part 1—Preliminary

  1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Job Network Monitoring Authority Act 2000.

2   Commencement

             (1)    Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)    A Proclamation for the purposes of subsection (1) must not be made unless the Parliament has appropriated funds for the operation of the Authority.

3   Object

                   The object of this Act is to establish an authority, to be known as the Job Network Monitoring Authority, to monitor the operations of the Job Network.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Authority means the Job Network Monitoring Authority.

Commonwealth authority means;

                     (a)  a Department of State; or

                     (b)  a body, other than the Authority, established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth.

DEWRSB means the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

employee means a member of the Authority’s staff referred to in subsection 19(1).

Intensive Assistance means the Job Network service tailored to provide individual help to job seekers who are long-term unemployed, or are assessed as being at high risk of becoming long-term unemployed, to obtain sustainable employment.

Job Matching means the Job Network labour exchange service in which providers:

                     (a)  canvass employers for jobs;

                     (b)  match and refer suitable eligible job seekers to jobs; and

                     (c)  confirm with employers that the placement has met the maximum requirements for a Job Matching outcome.

Job Network means the national network of private, community and government organisations funded by DEWRSB that specialise in finding jobs for unemployed people, particularly those who are long-term unemployed.

Job Network member means an organisation contracted by DEWRSB to provide Job Network services.

Job Search Training means the Job Network service providing training in job search techniques to prepare unemployed people so they may seek and obtain employment.

principal officer means:

                     (a)  for a Department of State—the person who is the Secretary of the Department for the purposes of the Public Service Act 1999 ; or

                     (b)  for any other Commonwealth authority—the person identified by the regulations as the principal officer of the authority.