As announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Government is investing $263 million in a National Expansion of ParentsNext from 1 July 2018. The National Expansion will be delivered in two streams.
The first stream will deliver a targeted ParentsNext to the most disadvantaged parents in all 51 Employment Regions. The second stream will deliver a more intensive ParentsNext in the existing 10 locations and a further 20 locations where there is a high proportion of Parenting Payment recipients who are Indigenous. The more intensive ParentsNext will have a stronger employment focus to help meet the employment Closing the Gap target.
The Department of Employment released a Discussion Paper on the National Expansion of ParentsNext. Submissions for the discussion paper have now closed.
Download the Discussion Paper.
Closed: 5.00 pm (Canberra time) on 5 October 2017