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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Helping Australians into work

Creating the right conditions for small businesses to provide more jobs and assisting unemployed Australians to get these jobs

The Jobs and Small Business package will deliver the conditions that help small businesses grow and create jobs.

The package also helps job seekers, particularly young people and older Australians, access the skills and opportunities they need to get these jobs.

The package will make it easier for employers to take on job seekers by simplifying work experience arrangements and introducing greater flexibility into wage subsidy payment arrangements.

A reinvigorated Restart wage subsidy will encourage small businesses to employ older workers.

New measures will provide intensive support for disengaged young people that will build their employability and help maximise their chances of finding a job.

Support for vulnerable job seekers will help disadvantaged young people with mental health concerns and young migrants into sustainable work.

Support for early school leavers and parents will help young job seekers overcome challenges and participate in work or study. To fully benefit from this support, job seekers need to make every effort to look for work.

Employment services under jobactive will be more responsive and focused on results. They will set clear expectations for job seekers by balancing obligations, incentives and assistance.

A new four week waiting period for under 25 year olds will set the clear expectation that young people must make every effort to maximise their chances of successfully obtaining work.

Connecting workers with small business jobs
The graphic shows jobseekers linking with services to assist them to take advantage of job opportunities.