The Morrison Government has suspended mutual obligation requirements for employment services participants affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the Northern Territory Local Government Area of Alice Springs Town Council.
No employment services participant in the affected Local Government Area will face payment suspension or financial penalties for failing to meet their mutual obligation requirements, such as not being able to attend appointments or activities, or not meeting their Job Search requirement if it is due while mutual obligation requirements are suspended.
Where it is safe to do so in line with health advice, employment services participants can continue to engage with their employment services provider.
These arrangements will apply to job seekers in jobactive, Online Employment Services, Disability Employment Services, and participants in ParentsNext and the Community Development Program.
More information about mutual obligation requirements for jobactive, Online Employment Services, and participants of ParentsNext can be found at www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/job-seekers