A strong voice for young Australians
Young Australians will be given a stronger voice in Government decision making with the establishment of the Australian Youth Forum and the Office for Youth.
Early childhood initiatives to benefit individuals, the community and the economy
All Australian children will have access to early learning programs in the year before formal schooling, delivered by a university qualified teacher as part of a major new investment in early…
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment ,Training and Youth Affairs
This week, all Australian school students will have their first truly national assessments of essential literacy and numeracy skills. These tests replace separate State and Territory tests.
Gillard launches MARVIN partnership
In Perth today, the Minister for Education and Employment has announced an exciting new partnership between the Australian Government and the MARVIN team at the Northern Territory Institute for…
Labour Force April 2008
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that employment hit a record high in April.
Changes to Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard has announced that Australia’s universities will now be rewarded for improvement as well as excellence in learning and teaching.
Australia's first world-class training centre, a boost for booming industries
Over the coming years, thousands of highly trained oil and gas workers are expected to graduate from a new $21 million training facility in Western Australia, opened today by Minister for…
New partnership to tackle WA skills shortages
Federal Minister for Education, Julia Gillard and WA Minister for Education and Training, Mark McGowan today announced that Western Australia will be the first state to join the Productivity…
Disability Employment Strategy consults in Sydney
The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O'Connor, today met with disability groups to discuss ways to increase employment of people with disability and/or mental illness in
Supporting children with autism
Joint Media Release with The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary For Disabilities And Children’s Services
Walk Safely to School Day
The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard has congratulated parents who got active with their children and walked to school today instead of driving as part of Walk Safely to School Day.
Homeworkers' Code of Practice Program - launch
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard, today announced the launch of the Homeworkers’ Code of Practice Program.