Australia: a workfare state from 2015 – Full Gov tender info and news resources

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“Australian Government believes that all job seekers should remain active and engaged while looking for work. From 1 July 2015, most job seekers will be required to:

– undertake up to 40 job searches per month unless there are exceptional circumstances
– agree to a Job Plan that will outline what they will do to improve their work readiness and  to follow through on these commitments
– complete Work for the Dole for 25* hours per week for six months each year if they are aged under 30 years
– complete Work for the Dole for 15 hours per week for six months each year if they are aged 30 to 49 years
– complete an approved activity for 15 hours per week for six months each year if they are aged 50 to 59 years.”
https://employment.gov.au/employment-services-2015-0

Tender documents:

Exposure Draft for Employment Services 2015-2020 Purchasing Arrangements.pdf
Exposure Draft for Employment Services 2015-2020 Purchasing Arrangements.docx
Appendix E Maps of Employment Regions.pdf

https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public.atm.show&ATMUUID=C37AF39E-AB81-AAB0-2AA8497B223D15AE

* This was originally blank, 25 is what is being reported.

 

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