Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) programme - continuation of funding 


Portfolio: Employment and Workplace Relations


Why is this important?


  • The successful Working for Families provided additional places in the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) programme for activities to prevent and address family violence and substance misuse problems in Indigenous communities.
  • Important community activities include new night patrols, new police aids and support for women's shelters. The skills that participants acquire can lead to unsubsidised employment.

Who will benefit?


  • The initiative provides an additional 1000 CDEP places to benefit participants and reduce the incidence of family violence and substance abuse.

What funding is the Government committing to the initiative?


The Government will provide $50.7 million over four years.

What have we done in the past?


  • This initiative forms part of the family violence strategy launched by the Australian Government in 2003.

When will the initiative conclude?


  • This measure is ongoing.

Content Updated: 23 May 2012