Person

Lisa Fowkes

Lisa has spent over a decade working in employment services, including as CEO of a large non profit employment services provider with operations across urban, regional and remote Australia. Most recently she has worked as a consultant in non profit management and policy.
Working paper

The application of income support obligations and penalties to remote Indigenous Australians, 2013–18

This paper analyses the pattern of income support penalties applied to people participating in remote employment services from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Between 30 000 and 37 000 unemployed Australians were participating in these services at any given time during this period...
Discussion paper

Job creation and income support in remote Indigenous Australia: moving forward with a better system

The Community Development Programme (CDP) is a remote-area Work for the Dole scheme that principally affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is billed by the government as 'helping people find work, and allowing them to contribute to their communities and gain skills...
Working paper

Impact on social security penalties of increased remote Work for the Dole requirements

Abstract CAEPR Working Paper 108/2016 described the number and pattern of social security penalties being applied to jobseekers participating in the Remote Jobs and Communities Program. The paper argued that more onerous requirements of jobseekers in the remote areas covered by that scheme was a...
Working paper

Financial penalties under the Remote Jobs and Communities Program

In July 2013, a new Australian Government-funded labour market program was implemented across remote Australia: the Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP). The program (now renamed and restructured as the Community Development Programme - CDP) had a case load of around 36 000 people, of...
Report

A survey of Remote Jobs and Communities Program(me) providers: one year in

This working paper reports on a survey of provider organisations conducted almost one year into the implementation of Remote Jobs and Communities Program. Abstract On 1 July 2013, a new labour market and community participation program-the Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP)-started operating across remote...