Unemployed young people in the Shoalhaven will have to work 15 hours a week from July to get the dole.
The new requirement will be rolled out in 18 mostly regional areas.
Anyone aged 18 to 30 and unemployed for more than a year will have to go on a work-for-the-dole program for six months, Assistant Employment Minister Luke Hartsuyker said on Wednesday.
The areas targeted in this first phase of expanding work for-the-dole program have high unemployment.The change doesn’t require legislation to go through parliament.
■ Shoalhaven (NSW)
■ Fairfield, Liverpool (NSW)
■ Nepean, Outer Western Sydney (including Blue Mountains NSW)
■ Central Coast (NSW)
■ Richmond, Tweed, Clarence Valley (including Ballina and Byron Bay NSW)
■ Coffs Harbour, Macleay, Hastings (NSW)
■ Bundaberg (Qld)em Fraser Coast (Qld)
■ Outer North Brisbane (Qld)em Cairns (Qld)
■ Logan (Qld)em Westgate (northwest Melbourne)
■ Goulburn Valley (Vic)em Peninsula (southeastern Melbourne)
■ Geelong (Vic)em Central and West Metro (southwest Perth)
■ Northern Adelaide, Gawler (SA)
■ West and North West, Launceston (Tas)
Source: federal government