Minister requests AFPC to cease reviews
The Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) has been asked by the Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations to cease the current reviews into junior and training wages and Australian Pay and…
Minister Welcomes OECD Focus on Social Inclusion for People with Disabilities
The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Employment Participation today welcomed the release of the OECD’s report, Sickness,Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
Forward with fairness transitional arrangements
The Rudd Government today endorsed a range of urgent legislative amendments to the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
Labour Force November 2007: Continued improvement in participation and employment
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that participation and employment have hit a record high in November, reflecting the underlying strength of the Australian economy.
Government announces moratorium on new companies joining Comcare
The Rudd Government has placed a moratorium on new applications from private sector corporations wanting to move to the Comcare workers’ compensation scheme.
Review of Social Security appeals process
The Minister for Employment Participation, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP has today committed to a review of the current administration of social security fraud and debt cases.
Computers In Australian Schools
Every Australian secondary student in Years 9 to 12 will have access to computers and other information technology resources after the Rudd Government’s Digital Education Revolution policy was…
Promoting the participation agenda
The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP this week got to work as the new Minister for Employment Participation.
Government receives report of Base Funding Review
The Government has received the report of the expert panel chaired by Dr Jane Lomax-Smith into higher education base funding.
Broome students benefit from new Trade Training Centre
Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today opened a new Trade Training Centre at Broome Senior High School, enabling students to pursue trade qualifications while at secondary school.
Start-Up Scholarships to be delivered to students from tomorrow
Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, said more than 150,000 students would start to receive new Federal Government scholarships from tomorrow to help families meet the cost of sending their…
350 new Indigenous jobs for Ayers Rock Resort and Australia's hospitality industry
An Indigenous training and employment program will be established at the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara to attract employees locally and from across Australia thanks to a $4.9 million partnership…