COVID-19 - Mutual Obligations arrangements extended
The Morrison Government will continue the suspension of mutual obligation until 27 April 2020 to support job seekers through this difficult period.
Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus
The Morrison Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for JobSeeker Payment to support sole traders and Australians who are self-employed if their income is negatively affected by the econo
Statement on child care
The current expert medical advice is that the child care sector should remain open except where individual services have been directed to close by health authorities.
New support for families and child care services
Families using child care now have 62 days available to them for absences. They will continue to receive the Child Care Subsidy if their child is absent from care for any reason for these days.
Mutual obligations lifted until congestion clears
The Coronavirus has, and will continue to have, a devastating impact on Australian jobs and businesses.
Australia’s biggest children’s poetry awards
Aspiring young poets from across the country are encouraged to enter in the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Australia’s longest-running annual poetry competition for children.
Simpson Prize winners announced
Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee, today announced the winners and runners-up from each state and territory in the annual Simpson Prize competition for Year 9 and 10
Supporting families and children using child care
The Morrison Government will help families with the cost of child care and provide support for child care centres to remain viable and pay staff during enforced COVID-19 closures.
Flexibility for jobseekers
The Morrison Government today announced a suite of adjustments to the current employment services system which align and enhance the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vale Denise Bradley AC
Minister for Education Dan Tehan has paid tribute to Denise Bradley AC, who passed away today.
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence postponed
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday March 20 has been postponed and a new date for the National Day of Action will be announced in due cou
Harvest labour changes to provide more support for farmers and opportunities for regional job seekers
The Morrison Government has announced new providers who will deliver an enhanced Harvest Labour Services (HLS) and National Harvest Labour Information Service (NHLIS) from I July 2020.