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THE HON TONY ABBOTT MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

Media Release

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308 New Work for the Dole projects The Minister for Employment Services, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, has announced 308 new Work for the Dole projects across Australia. These projects are the sixth round of projects to be announced this year.

'This latest round of projects will see a further 4,343 job seekers given a range of diverse and interesting work experience opportunities, including participation in Aboriginal cultural tourism and the safe running of motor sports events,' Mr Abbott said.

'This round also brings the number of projects approved so far this year to over 1800, providing over 29,000 places for young jobseekers,' Mr Abbott said.

The establishment of Community Work Coordinators in January this year has seen arrangements simplified for community groups wishing to participate in Work for the Dole. No longer do they need to apply direct to the Government for programme funding. Instead, they can approach and discuss project ideas with their local Community Work Coordinators.

'Work for the Dole is delivering benefits for participants and their communities and I encourage all community organisations to consider participating,' the Minister said.

Work for the Dole is a key component in the Government's Mutual Obligation Initiative. Mutual Obligation gives job seekers the opportunity to improve their employability and work skills, while at the same time giving them a sense of achievement and belonging. The Government will be providing 50,000 Work for the Dole places this financial year.

A list of projects approved for funding through Community Work Coordinators can be accessed through the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business website at http://www.dewrsb.gov.au . Enquiries relating to Community Work Coordinators and Work for the Dole can also be directed to the Work for the Dole enquiry line on 1300 362 368.

Attached: a list of selected projects from this round

 

For further information contact:

Stephen Galilee 02 6277 7540 or 0417 653 137

 

 

22/08/2000

THE HON TONY ABBOTT MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

Media Release

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Attachment to press release- Details of one project from each state/territory  

ATTACHMENT TO PRESS RELEASE - DETAILS OF ONE PROJECT FROM EACH STATE/TERRITORY

STATE PROJECT NAME CWC SPONSORPLACES PROJECT LOCATION(S)PROJECT

DESCRIPTION

NSW Gunning

Court House Restoration

Mission Australia (NSW)

Gunning Shire Council

10 Gunning Court

House

Participants will work on the restoration of the Council-owned court house to ensure the building is available for use by community groups and visiting service organisations.

VIC Truth 2 the

Youth

Work Pathways Whittlesea Living and

Learning Centre

10 Whittlesea Participants will learn skills as a ‘cadet’ news reporter, including research on the local community and identification of news stories, interviewing people, developing stories and using a computer software package. The resulting articles will be printed in the ‘Town Crier’ (Whittlesea) and ‘Mountain Monthly’ (Kinglake).

QLD Festivals

Learning Project

Central Qld Institute of TAFE - Gladstone

Gladstone Festivals and Events Association

1 Gladstone The participant will be heavily

involved in assisting with upcoming events such as the annual Seafood Festival, learning valuable skills in the fields of administration, public relations, customer relations and logistics.

 

SA Multimedia

and Production Team

The Salvation Army (Vic) Property Trust

The Salvation Army - Adelaide Congress Hall

14 Adelaide

Congress Hall, Pirie St, Adelaide

Participants will assist in the production of live drama, media, lighting and audio production for a weekly youth program.

 

WA Walgalup

Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Project

Bridging the Gap (South) Inc.

South Metro TAFE

10 Bibra Lake Participants will help develop and maintain Aboriginal cultural tour bases in the Bibra Lake wetland area. The areas need landscaping and construction of interpretive areas including sign, seating, bush shelters, activity areas and renovations.

TAS Smithton

Online Access Centre WFTD project

Business Enterprise Centre Mersey Inc

Smithton Online Access Centre

4 Smithton Online

Access Centre, Nelson St, Smithton

Participants will assist in the running of a community computer and IT centre. Training will be given in numerous computer applications in order to enable participants to assist members of the public in IT skills.

NT Motor

Racing Safely in Darwin

YMCA of Darwin Inc Northern Australia

Motor Racing Officials Assoc Inc

20 From

NAMROA head office with racing venues including Hidden Valley, Campbell Park, Palmerston, Gunn Point, Jabiru.

The project will train and accredit participants in the safe running of motor sports events. CAMS national officiating program of training will be used to ensure highest levels of safety and to enable accreditation of participants.

 

ACT Childcare

Worker Level 1 - special needs

Southside Community Services Inc

Southside community Services Inc

25 Several

childcare centres throughout the ACT.

Participants will assist with children’s activities under supervision.

 

 

For further information contact:

Stephen Galilee 02 6277 7540

 

 

23/08/2000