In­cen­tives to help sea­sonal work

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

A NEW Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment trial of­fers a range of in­cen­tives for the un­em­ployed to un­der­take sea­sonal hor­ti­cul­tural work, help­ing gain ex­pe­ri­ence and im­prove skills.

The Sea­sonal Work In­cen­tives Trial of­fers fi­nan­cial in­cen­tives to sup­port un­em­ployed peo­ple to take up work op­por­tu­ni­ties for up to six weeks.

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to earn up to $5000 each year from qual­i­fy­ing sea­sonal hor­ti­cul­tural work with­out it be­ing as­sessed un­der the so­cial se­cu­rity in­come test.

They may also be el­i­gi­ble for a sea­sonal work liv­ing away and travel al­lowance of up to $300 each year, if they un­der­take qual­i­fy­ing sea­sonal hor­ti­cul­tural work more than 120 kilo­me­tres from their home.

The trial in­cen­tives are avail­able to el­i­gi­ble New­start and Youth Al­lowance (other) re­cip­i­ents who have been re­ceiv­ing those pay­ments con­tin­u­ously for at least three months and are par­tic­i­pat­ing in Jobac­tive, tran­si­tion to work or dis­abil­ity em­ploy­ment ser­vices.

For fur­ther de­tails visit em­ploy­ment.gov.au.

OH, DEER: Deer num­bers have ex­ploded across the Vic­to­rian state.

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