Justice For Josh: Memorial and Public Forum

Start: April 19, 2018 2:00 PM


On the 19th of April 2016, 18 year-old Josh Park Fing tragically died at his government-approved Work for the Dole site in Toowoomba. Josh was forced to rise on the back of a flat bed trailer without a harness. Josh fell off and died.

After Josh's death, Minister of Employment Michaelia Cash promised to conduct an investigation and to publish a report within a month. Two years on and the Park-Fing family, Josh's friends and the general public are still waiting for answers.

This year marks twenty years since Work for the Dole was first rolled out by the Howard government. As a society, we need to urgently reevaluate our commitment to Work for the Dole and ask the question - is this the way we want to treat our unemployed citizens?

Come along to this Forum to hear from politicians, legal experts, welfare sector representatives, job agencies and of course unemployed workers to learn more about Work for the Dole.

Speakers Include:

Adam Bandt MP: Employment and Industrial Relations Spokesperson, The Greens
Lisa Chesters MP: Shadow Assistant Minister for Workplace Relations / Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional and Rural Australia, Australian Labour Party
Simone Casey: Work For the Dole Policy Officer, Jobs Australia
Gerry Ayers:  Health and Safety Unit Manager, CFMEU
Mike Nelson: Occupational, Heath and Safety Expert
Micheal Smart: Work for the Dole Participant
Panel of WFTD participants


Unemployed / Underemployed: Free
Waged: $10
Solidarity: $20

All tickets sold at the door.

Running sheet is below