Senate debates

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Questions on Notice

Job Network (Question No. 1805)

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation, upon notice, on 13 April 2012:

Can individual customers being assisted by Job Network request from their service provider a copy of all positions applied for on their behalf; if not, why not.

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Employment Services Deed 2009-2012 states that "…the (Employment Services) Provider must allow Participants and Employers who are individuals to access Records that contain their own Personal Information, and provide them with copies of such Records if they require, except to the extent that Commonwealth legislation would, if the Records were in the possession of the Commonwealth, require or authorise the refusal of such access by the Commonwealth."

If an Employment Services Provider has in their possession Records of positions applied for on behalf of the Participant or job seeker, they should provide copies of those Records to that Participant or job seeker on request.