Peter Defteros, Policy Analyst at Jobs Australia joins us this December

Peter is a Policy Analyst with Jobs Australia, the peak body for not for profit organisations that help unemployed people get jobs. He’s worked for more than 15 years in labour market policy and program management, including roles in government and an employment services provider in the community sector.  He understands policy and services from a range of perspectives. Prior to that he was a secondary school teacher.

Peter has a Masters Degree in Public Policy, and other university level qualifications in education, economics and politics. Peter is passionate about creating a fairer society that provides lots of opportunities and support to help all unemployed Australians find a job.

Peter Defteros
Peter Defteros

Peter joins us at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and will present on the topic of ‘An alternative model for the delivery of remote employment services’.

The Community Development Programme (CDP) operates in remote regions throughout Australia. Since commencing in July 2015, CDP participants have been required to undertake Work for the Dole for 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.  Payments to CDP providers are also linked to participation in Work for the Dole and reporting non-attendance to Centrelink.

Recent research has shown that the number of financial penalties applied to participants has risen exponentially since CDP was implemented.  During the session Peter will describe an alternative vision for remote employment services, developed through a co-design process with CDP providers and other stakeholders in August – September 2016.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.