Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says a new training program aimed at increasing employment among welfare-dependant parents has been successfully trialled ahead of its national rollout.
From July 2018, parents living in struggling regions and receiving welfare payments will be given intensive one-on-one training, education, parenting courses and guidance to help them get a job as part of the $263 million ParentsNext program.
In Brisbane on Thursday, Mr Turnbull said the program would help society’s most vulnerable and that the best form of welfare was a job.
“The ParentsNext program has been successful,” he told reporters.
“It is a good example of the way in which our social services programs target areas of greatest need and greatest vulnerability and greatest opportunity to get people, young people in this case, young parents into work.