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New Remote Jobs Program to replace CDP and changes to Mutual Obligation Requirements

New Remote Jobs Program to replace CDP and changes to Mutual Obligation Requirements

Indigenous Affairs Employment Community Development Program (CDP)
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

National Indigenous Australians Agency

CDP Update

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Government has announced a new remote jobs program commencing in 2023, which will replace the Community Development Program (CDP). 

The new program will be developed in partnership with Indigenous communities and will complement the broader New Employment Service Model being rolled out in the latter half of 2022.

The NIAA will commence piloting a new remote jobs program in a number of locations by the end of 2021, following a co-design progress.

While the process is underway, the Government has made changes to Mutual Obligation Requirements for all CDP job seekers.

From 12 May 2021, job seekers will be able to participate in activities on a voluntary basis, but will continue to have some compulsory requirements, such as attending appointments with service providers or looking for work.

For more information about the new remote jobs program and for details on the changes to Mutual Obligation Requirements see The Community Development Program