Future of green work unclear

ONE of the victims of the Federal Government's newly restructured employment services body, Job Services Australia, was Environmental Training and Employment Inc. (EnviTE) in Grafton.

EnviTE did not win a contract to continue its role as an employment service in the Valley.

The not-for-profit community organisation focused a lot of its efforts on environmental work, including a work for the dole program that had people doing green work such as cleaning up beaches.

Another scheme implemented by EnviTE was the Green Corps, a youth work program that worked with Landcare groups in the Clarence Valley, planting native trees and pulling out weeds.

Both programs could be taken over by the companies that won the Job Services Australia tenders, but whether they focus on green work is yet to be seen.



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