Hon Judi Moylan

New Work for the Dole activity for Mundaring

Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan MP has announced a new Work for the Dole activity for Mundaring, in the electorate of Pearce. The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP, Minister for Workforce Participation, announced the approval of 257 new Work for the Dole activities across Australia (for the month of September 2006). These activities offer 2402 opportunities for job seekers to gain valuable work experience. Ms Moylan says there is one new Work for the Dole project in Pearce with places for five participants. The new activity is entitled “Mundaring Art Centre Community Work” and participants will be asked to assist at the Mundaring Arts Centre Gallery and gift shop with retail sales, customer service and enquiries. “Participants in Work for the Dole activities are improving their prospects of finding a job and are re-building their self-esteem and work skills,” Ms Moylan added. “It’s a Mutual Obligation initiative that gives job seekers what they need —active participation and continuing contact with the world of work.” Ms Moylan stated that, since Work for the Dole was introduced in 1997, a total of 518,907 unemployed Australians have commenced in a total of 31,184 activities nationally. “The bottom line is Work for the Dole is working. It is part of the Australian Government’s integrated approach to tackling long-term unemployment and its success is reflected in the record low levels of unemployment and the significant falls in long-term unemployment,” she said. “I especially congratulate the local Community Work Coordinators and project sponsors who have successfully proposed this worthwhile activity in the Pearce Electorate.”

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