Policy Papers and Submissions

2021

MEMBERS

NOV 2021 | SUBMISSION

NESA's Response to the DSS 2021 Formal Performance Assessment – Draft Industry Information Paper

NESA received immediate and a significant volume of feedback from members following the initial release of the Draft IIP in late December 2020, and again with the re-issue on 9 July 2021. The issues and concerns identified then related to the lack of Star Ratings data, the introduction of a new Star Ratings methodology, concerns around undertaking a performance assessment exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lack of clarity around the actual assessment process.

NESA welcomed the decision taken by the Department following the July consultation to ‘take a step back’ and review
the proposed timing and process…

PUBLIC

SEP 2021 | SUBMISSION

NESA Submission to the: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Government announced a new remote jobs program commencing in 2023, which will replace the Community Development Program (CDP). The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021 bill will introduce changes that will enable the payment of additional income support supplements which will be used to incentivise participation in activities...

MEMBERS

JUL 2021 | SUBMISSION

NESA's Response to the Exposure Draft for the New Employment Services Model 2022 Purchasing Arrangements

The National Employment Services Association welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Exposure Draft for
the New Employment Services Model 2022 Purchasing Arrangements (DRFP NESM). NESA acknowledges that the
DRFP is the culmination of an extensive process which commenced in 2018 to design the Next Generation of Employment Services. A considerable investment of time and expertise by a range of stakeholders including an Employment Services Expert Advisory Panel, 560 participants in consultation sessions and 451 written submissions contributed to the development of a new model of employment assistance. The consultation process culminated in the release of the I Want to Work report in 2018 which provided a blueprint for New Employment Services…

MEMBERS

JUN 2021 | SUBMISSION

NESA Submission to the Senate Inquiry Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

The National Employment Services Association (NESA) welcomes efforts to modernise and streamline Australia’s social security law. NESA recognises that it is imperative that our social security laws are accessible and transparent with unnecessary complexity removed so they can be easily understood by the citizens and stakeholders they impact. It is also critical that the currency of laws are maintained, reflect the contemporary environment in which they are applied and they enable the implementation of improvements to policy and program responses to address issues such as unemployment...

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

PUBLIC

FEB 2016&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Response → Proposed Changes to the Social Security Act

PUBLIC

FEB 2016&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PAPER

NESA Input → Functional and Efficiency Review

2015

PUBLIC

OCT 2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Submission → Transition to Work Services Deed

NESA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the draft Deed for Transition to Work 2016-2020. NESA has long advocated for early intervention strategies to better support the transition of disadvantaged young people into work, and for investment in young people through specialist services. This submission contains a number of comments and concerns the draft Deed has raised for our members that we feel need to be considered...READ MORE

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Submission → RCSA Draft Employment Services Industry Code

The proposed Employment Services Industry Code (ESIC), which we understand would become part of Regulation under Australian Consumer Law if adopted, is not appropriate for government contracted employment services which are already governed by detailed contractual arrangements...READ MORE

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Submission → National Disability Employment Framework - Issues Paper

NESA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the National Disability Employment Framework Issues Paper. Our feedback is member driven and has been developed by NESA through the release of a member discussion paper, facilitated workshops held in Melbourne and Perth and the convening of our DES 2018 Taskforce...READ MORE

PUBLIC

FEB 2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Submisison → Pre-Budget Submission 2015-16: Investing in Jobs (Feb)

The National Employment Services Association (NESA) is the peak body for Australian employment services. NESA’s membership includes community, not-for-profit and private sector organisations delivering services across the breadth of Australian employment and related services. NESA’s representation reflects our unique perspective on the functioning and...READ MORE

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Publication → Strengthening Disability Employment Services

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Building on Success 2015 Discussion Paper

PUBLIC

2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Publication → NESA's Roadmap for the Future (2015 and Beyond)

PUBLIC

JUN 2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

Competition in Human Services: the case of Employment Services

PUBLIC

JUL 2015&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp SUBMISSION

NESA Submission → Employment Services Training Package Review

2014

PUBLIC

2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response Summary → Review of Indigenous Employment and Training

PUBLIC

2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Employment Services 2015 – 2020 Purchasing Arrangements Exposure Draft

PUBLIC

AUG 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Publication → NESA’s Youth Employment Paper

PUBLIC

AUG 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Inquiry into the Extent of Income Inequality in Australia

PUBLIC

2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Publication → NESA’s Roadmap for the Future (2015 Detailed Proposals)

PUBLIC

MAR 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

Strengthening Disability Employment Services

PUBLIC

FEB 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Submission → NESA’s 2014-2015 Pre-Budget Submission

PUBLIC

2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Publication → NESA’s Roadmap for the Future (2015 Detailed Proposals)

PUBLIC

2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Building on Success Discussion Paper – ‘Realising Our Potential’

PUBLIC

FEB 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → Green Army Statement of Requirements

PUBLIC

NOV 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp PUBLICATION

NESA Submission → Competition Review Submission

PUBLIC

JUN 2014&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp |&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp RESPONSE

NESA Response → 2015 DES DMS Tender IIP Response

2013

Disability Employment Services Exposure Draft of the Employment Support Service 2013 -2015 Purchasing Arrangements

NESA Submission → Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes (Dec) 

NESA Response → Building on Success Discussion Paper 2013 – ‘Realising Our Potential’

2012

NESA Response – Disability Employment Services Exposure Draft of the Employment Support Service 2013 -2015 Purchasing Arrangements  (Mar) 

Senate Inquiry into the Administration and Purchasing of Disability Employment Services in Australia

Employment Services 2012 Consultation Response

The Future of Remote Participation and Employment Serving Arrangements

NESA Response – Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability Discussion Paper (Feb)

2011

NESA Response – Career Ready: Skills and Training for a Career. A GenerationOne Policy discussion paper (Aug)

NESA Response – Future of Remote Participation and Employment Serving Arrangements (Oct)

NESA Response – Senate Inquiry into the Administration and Purchasing of Disability Employment Services in Australia (Sep)

NESA Response – GenerationOne Skills & Training for a Career Discussion Paper (Aug) 

NESA Response – Employment Services 2012 Consultation (Jan)

Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill

NESA Response – Inquiry into Mental Health Barriers to Education, Training and Employment Participation (Apr)

NESA Submission – Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011 (Apr)

NESA Response – Employment Services 2012 Consultation Response (Jan)

2010

NESA Publication – National Green Jobs Corps 2010-2011 Exposure Draft

NESA Submission – Indigenous Economic Development Strategy (December)

NESA Response – NVEAC Equity Blue Print – ‘Creating Futures: Achieving Potential through VET’

NESA Response – Skills Australia Discussion Paper

NESA Feedback – Mid Term Review of the Productivity Places Programme

NESA Submission – Independent Review of the Job Seeker Compliance Framework (Jul)

NESA Response – Job Services Australia Future Purchasing of Employment Services Mid Term Business

Reallocation Discussion Paper (Mar)

2009

NESA Response – The Future of Disability Employment Services (Jan)

NESA Response – Job Capacity Assessors Key Performance Indicators (Mar)

2008

Response – Increasing Indigenous Employment Opportunity Response (Nov)

Inquiry – Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendments (Employment Services) Bill 2008 (Oct)

Discussion Paper – The Future of Employment Services in Australia Discussion Paper (Jul)

Paper – “Which Way Home? A New Approach to Homelessness” The Australian Government Green Paper on Homelessness – the development of a new approach to reduce homelessness over the next decade (Jul)

Discussion Paper – The National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy (Jul)

Discussion Paper – Skilling Australia (Apr)

Discussion Paper – Increasing Indigenous Economic Opportunity

2007

NESA Publication – Workforce of the Future