ParentsNext, including its trial and subsequent broader rollout

March 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76010-953-0

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Report structure
  How ParentsNext works
  The experience of participants
  Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Aims and design

  What came before ParentsNext?
  The ParentsNext trial, evaluation and expansion
  Aims, objectives and human rights implications
  The efficacy of ParentsNext as a pre-employment program

Chapter 3—Issues in implementation

  Use of the Targeted Compliance Framework
  Referral of participants to ParentsNext
  Behaviour of providers towards participants

Chapter 4—Conclusion and recommendations

  Designing a pre-employment program for the future
  Making immediate improvements to ParentsNext

Additional Comments by the Australian Greens

  Abolishing the Targeted Compliance Framework
  Voluntary, not compulsory, participation

Additional Comments by Coalition Senators

Additional Comments by Labor Senators

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

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