Release type: Media Release


Government welcomes public feedback on employment services


The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Employment Participation
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care

The Australian Government is now considering more than 150 submissions from the public as well as employment services providers as it takes the next steps in building a new system to help more Australians find work.

Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis said the submissions were now online.

“Last December, I kicked off community consultation on the new system with the release of an issues paper called Employment Services - Building on Success,” she said.

“This Government believes every Australian should be able to participate in the challenges and rewards that work brings.

“That’s why we have invested around $10 billion to help more Australians find work.

“And that’s why since coming into government we have created nearly 900,000 jobs despite the Global Financial Crisis and why we’ve worked hard to ensure our employment services has helped well over a million Australians find work.

“Despite these great results and recognition from the OECD that our employment services model is among the best in the world, we will continue to improve the way we link Australians looking for work with businesses who need skilled workers.”

Since the release of the issues paper the Government has consulted with job seekers, providers, peak employer groups, employment services providers and advocacy groups representing the disadvantaged in the community in every state and territory.

Submissions received are available at