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2017-18 Indigenous Employment Measures

Aust Gov
24th July 2017

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Employment

On 9 May 2017, the Minister for Employment announced a package of measures to create better opportunities for Indigenous Australians to find work and accelerate progress toward Closing the Gap between employment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The measures seek to reduce barriers to greater Indigenous employment participation by improving job retention, encouraging youth educational attainment and employment participation, and supporting ex-offenders and parents into the labour market. A key principle of the package is to build the capacity of Indigenous communities, employers and employment service providers to contribute to achieving parity in employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The Department of Employment prepared and certified a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS), and was assessed as compliant and consistent with best practice by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.  The RIS estimates that the preferred option will have an annual average net regulatory cost of $0.46 million, and identifies offsets.  

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