Daily BulletinDaily Bulletin


  • Written by Senator Cash

The Australian Government is calling for organisations to apply for funding under a new projects-based programme, ParentsNext and put forward ideas on how to ensure parents don’t fall into long-term unemployment.


Commencing on 4 April 2016 across 10 Local Government Areas, ParentsNext will assist parents with young children in planning for future employment by arranging activities and connecting parents to local services to prepare them for work by the time their children are at school.


Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash said ParentsNext will offer new approaches to engaging parents with young children to actively plan and prepare for employment.


ParentsNext will help parents with young children at risk of long term unemployment to gain the skills and build the networks they need to be able to get a job once their child is old enough to go to school.


“This is an important step towards reducing intergenerational unemployment and welfare dependency.”


ParentsNext will help these parents combine planning and preparation for employment with their parenting responsibilities and will connect parents to local organisations that can help them update their qualifications and skills, and gain recognition of prior skills. This could include TAFEs, secondary schools, training providers and employment services.


ParentsNext projects will operate in the ten Local Government Areas of:

o   Bankstown (New South Wales)

o   Wyong (New South Wales)

o   Shellharbour (New South Wales)

o   Greater Shepparton (Victoria)

o   Hume (Victoria)


o   Logan (Queensland)

o   Rockhampton (Queensland)

o   Playford (South Australia)

o   Kwinana (Western Australia)

o   Burnie (Tasmania).


The Australian Government is now seeking proposals for projects that may be funded under ParentsNext from organisations committed to improving the employment prospects and economic security of Australian families. 


The Department of Employment will conduct information sessions for potential applicants in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and two webinar sessions. 


For details refer to the ParentsNext Grant Guidelines and application pack at the Employment Services Procurement Information website at www.employment.gov.au/employment-services-procurement-information.


Further information is available at espurchasing@employment.gov.au or by phoning 1300 733 514 weekdays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm AEDT.


Applicants must lodge their completed application before 5.00 pm AEDT on 3 February 2016.

'Death by irony': The mystery of the mouse that died of smoke inhalation, but went nowhere near a fire


Students in Melbourne will go back to remote schooling. Here's what we learnt last time and how to make it better


Where are the most disadvantaged parts of Australia? New research shows it's not just income that matters


Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, supposed to be on holidays. He's not. He's online. Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: G’day Ray. Certainly staying very close to every...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison Covid 19 update

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon, everyone. Today I’m joined by Professor Paul Murphy - sorry, Professor Paul Kelly. I’ve got Brendan Murphy still on the brain. You are not far from us, Brendan. B...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

FORDHAM: Thank you very much for talking to us. I know it's a difficult day for all of those Qantas workers. Look, they want to know in the short term, are you going to extend JobKeeper?   PRI...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison interview with Neil Mitchell

NEIL MITCHELL: Prime minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, how are you?   MICHELL: I’m okay, a bit to get to I apologise, we haven't spoken for a while and I want to get t...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Ben Fordham

PRIME MINISTER: I've always found that this issue on funerals has been the hardest decision that was taken and the most heartbreaking and of all the letters and, you know, there's been over 100...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

$1.8 billion boost for local government

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.   The package of support will help lo...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

The Conversation

Business News

Fifth Dimension: Identified as one of the world’s leading strategic consultancies

Sydney based consulting company, Fifth Dimension, has been recognised for its ground breaking work, receiving a place in the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Top 25 Strategic Consultancie...

Tess Sanders Lazarus - avatar Tess Sanders Lazarus

Understanding Your NextGen EHR System and Features

NextGen EHR (Electronic Health Records) systems can be rather confusing. However, they can offer the most powerful features and provide some of the most powerful solutions for your business’s EHR ne...

Rebecca Stuart - avatar Rebecca Stuart

SEO In A Time of COVID-19: A Life-Saver

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a lot of uncertainty for everyone across the world. It has had one of the most devastating impacts on the day-to-day lives of many including business o...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion