New Rules: Work for the Dole After 12 Months From October

As part of the budget, from 1 October unemployed workers will enter their ‘Work for the Dole phase’ after 12 months instead of six months.

Below is an exert from the Jobs Australia website giving some more details.

The Work for the Dole community will be wondering what the implications of the budget announcements regarding the new Youth Jobs PaTH and better targeted Work for the Dole will mean in terms of the ongoing demand for places.  From 1 October Stream A job seekers WfD (and AAR) phase will kick in every 12 months instead of every 6 months.  At this stage Jobs Australia believes the measure will not apply to job seekers whose 6 month anniversary falls in the period before 1 October.  This means the bulk of job seekers who commenced in the first wave of jobactive who remained unemployed will re-enter the WfD phase at 1 July 2016.  We will ask the Department of Employment for more information about the anticipated demand for WfD places from 1 July 2016. Meanwhile information about the distribution of job seekers in  WfD activities by Stream and Age is available in the Employment Department of Employment Question No. EMSQ16-000153 here. Tables from this Question on Notice are below.