Mutual obligation pause extended for job seekers in Australian Capital Territory

15 September 2021

We’re extending the pause of mutual obligation requirements for some job seekers to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

This temporary pause applies if you live in the Australian Capital Territory, except Jervis Bay.

This includes job seekers in all of the following:

  • jobactive
  • Online Employment Services
  • Disability Employment Services.

It also includes participants in ParentsNext.

During this period, no payment suspensions or financial penalties will apply if you don’t meet your mutual obligation requirements.

You still need to :

After the temporary suspension ends, you’ll need to meet your mutual obligation requirements.

If you don’t live in this area and don’t meet your mutual obligation requirements, payment suspensions or financial penalties may apply.

Next steps

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Page last updated: 15 September 2021