Newcastle youth connect to their future
A program to help local young people who have dropped out of school get back on track was launched today by the Federal Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis and the Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson…
Indigenous Community Festivals for Education Expanded
The Minister for Education today announced that more Indigenous communities will have the opportunity to participate in community festivals in 2008.
Proclamation of Transition to Forward with Fairness Act
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations today proclaimed with the Governor General the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008.The proclamation of the
New Green Corps projects announced for Tasmania
The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O'Connor today announced seven new Green Corps projects for Tasmania.
Education Revolution: COAG agrees to new schools reform plan
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed to develop a new schools reform plan for the 21st century, targeting disadvantaged school communities, improved teacher quality, greater…
Career Counsellors urged to broaden focus
The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O’Connor has urged the human resources industry to broaden its focus and consider new pools of potential labour to increase the number of people…
Delegates announced for 2020 Youth Summit
The Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis, today announced the names of the 100 outstanding young Australians who will help shape the nation’s future at the Rudd Government’s 2020 Youth Summit.
Young Simpson Prize Winners Announced
Eight talented young students, winners of the Australian Government’s 2008 Simpson Prize, will attend commemorative ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli as part of their award.
A new voice for young Australians
The Rudd Government has called on young Australians to help shape the new forum that will allow them to participate in government policy development and decision making.
Students at Australian universities continue to increase
The number of students in higher education in Australia continues to grow strongly, reaching nearly 900,000 in the first half of 2007, according to new figures released today by the Department of…
Dare to Lead - Making the Difference, 2008 Indigenous Education Awards
Minister for Education, Julia Gillard today announced outstanding leadership awards in Indigenous education for 16 schools from across Australia.These 16 schools are making a real difference…
Labour Force February 2008: Strong Labour Market Continues
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show Australia’s unemployment rate fell to 4.0 per cent in February 2008, its lowest level since November 1974.