Australia 2020 Schools Summits
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, today announced that Australian school children will have a voice at the Australia 2020 Summit.
Minister outlines support for Launceston workers
The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O'Connor, today met with community leaders and union representatives in Launceston to discuss strategies to help workers affected by the closure of t
Assistance for employees of National Parts
The Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard today announced assistance to employees affected by the closure of automotive wholesale company, National Parts Pty Ltd.
AWA Data the Liberals Claimed Never Existed
The Workplace Authority has provided the Government with data compiled and analysed from a sample of over 1700 Australian Workplace Agreements lodged between April and October 2006, data the…
Business Advisory Group and Small Business Working Group Announced
Joint Media Release with The Hon. Craig Emerson, Minister for Small Business
Not a Squeak from Liberals about 100,000 Work Choices Mousemats
Almost 100,000 Work Choices mousemats were stashed away by the previous Liberal government together with more than 436,000 Work Choices booklets prior to the last election.
OHS Comparative Report Released
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations today released the Comparative Performance Monitoring report on Australia’s occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers’ compensation…
Building better partnerships between schools, parents and the community
The Minister for Education has today announced funding of $800,000 for a unique Family-School and Community Partnership Bureau will be delivered to help develop partnerships between parents,…
2020 Youth Summit announced
The Rudd Government will harness the expertise, ideas and enthusiasm of Australia’s young people in a two-day 2020 Youth Summit in April.
Consultation to improve campus services
Students, the higher education sector, sports and community groups will be asked for their views on how to restore vital support services and sporting facilities on Australian university campuses…
Productivity Commission To Investigate Paid Maternity Leave
Joint Media Release with The Hon Wayne Swan MP, Treasurer and The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister For Families, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs
New strategy to get people with disability or mental illness into work
Joint Media Release with The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services