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Green Army Age Discrimination

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The Green Army is a training programme that provides work for people age 16-24 years of age.  They do not accept any other job seekers such as myself who is aged 40.  

I am frustrated by this programme as a job seeker and a student who has qualifed with Certificate 3 in Conservation and Land Management.  I am currently unemployed and many jobs in the bush regeneration area asks for a minimum of 1 years' working experience.  How are we supposed to get work if no one will give us an opportunity to work in this field.  I know many people at tafe who want to work in this industry but it is hard to get in to.  

Please Minister, change this ridiculous age restriction criteria which is preventing many valuable workers who want to gain industry experience particularly in bush regeneration (which is very different to horticulture) 

Yours sincerely, 

B Meyer.

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