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CDP Fines Causing Stress and Anxiety for Indigenous Job Seekers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  Financial penalties given to participants of the government’s controversial remote work-for-the-dole scheme are causing increased stress, anxiety and mental health problems

Indigenous Children Left Hungrier Under New CDP Penalties

Luke Michael, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  Indigenous children would be left hungrier than they already are under tough new penalties proposed as part of reforms to the remote work-for-the-dole program, a Senate inquiry

Government Defends ‘Ineffective’ Remote Work-for-the-dole Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  The Turnbull government has defended its controversial Community Development Program, amid claims the remote work-for-the-dole scheme was ineffective, costly and “monetisi

Government Remote Employment Program Too Harsh Say Critics

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st September 2017 -  The Australian government’s remote employment and community development service has come under heavy scrutiny at a senate inquiry, with concerns voiced around unrealistic participation…

Work for the Dole Denounced as ‘Demonstrable Failure’ as Govt Announces Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st May 2017 -  The social sector has reiterated calls to abolish the Work for the Dole program describing it as a “demonstrable failure” amid claims the government is set to crackdown on people who

Union Canvassing to Sue Centrelink Over Privatisation of Job Schemes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  An organisation “by the unemployed, for the unemployed” is canvassing to take legal action against Centrelink amidst claims the “privatisation” of job schemes is penalising unemployed

Govt Youth Jobs Path Offers Opportunity – NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 9th May 2016 -  Not for Profit peak body Jobs Australia has welcomed key changes to the employment services announced in the federal budget, including the move away from mandatory Work for the Dole

A Recipe for Change

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 24th February 2016 -  Community and food go hand-in-hand, and a passion for both led Christine Smith to start an organisation that helps vulnerable people create a fresh start, writes Ellie Cooper in this

New Jobs Legislation May Unfairly Target Indigenous Australians

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th February 2016 -  There are fears that new legislation being introduced by the Turnbull Government aimed at revamping its remote employment programs will not comply with human rights obligations.…

Independent Report finds Work for the Dole Effective

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th November 2015 -  An independent evaluation of the Work for the Dole pilot has found the program was effective in helping participants gain confidence and self-esteem and learn skills such as team-work,…

Work for the Dole Scheme Threatens NFPs – Greens

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st July 2014 -  The Australian Greens have called for a rethink of the whole work for the dole program as its outcomes will put more pressure on Not for Profits. "Work for the dole punishes job…

Community Sector Slams ‘Demoralising’ Employment Plan

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th July 2014 -  The community sector has attacked the Federal Government’s proposed employment services model, including “work for the dole”, describing it as demoralising,…
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