28 June 2022, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Media Alert. Access the full article here.
A clean slate and more flexibility for job seekers
It is important to note that people who continue to do exactly what they did under the old system – apply for 20 jobs a month – will still meet their points requirements and therefore satisfy their Participation requirements welfare recipients must fulfil each month to continue....
Workforce Australia will replace jobactive on July 4. Under jobactive, participants had to complete 20 job applications as a mutual obligation in return for The term income support payment refers to all government allowances, including a....
The Government supports mutual obligation but jobactive was a rigid system that all too often resulted in job seekers applying for work they were not suited to, wasting their time and the time of employers.
Workforce Australia will instead centre around a points-based activation system that will give participants more choice and control over how they meet their mutual obligation.
Employment services survey
The Punishment for Profit report is based on hundreds of responses to surveys conducted by the Antipoverty Centre. This research is ongoing. If you are in Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services or a similar program, we welcome any information you are able to share about your experiences.