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More red-tape cuts for employment services


The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
Assistant Minister for Employment

Assistant Minister Luke Hartsuyker today announced a further round of red-tape cuts for Job Services Australia providers so they can focus on getting more job seekers into work.

The changes will save Job Services Australia providers approximately $1.3 million this financial year.

“Job Services Australia providers have told me they spend too much time filling out paperwork rather than concentrating on their core business – helping Australians find jobs,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The Government is committed to reducing the bureaucratic burden on Jobs Services Australia providers and improving the efficiency of the employment services system.

“Over the past year, the Government has delivered more than $24 million in red-tape savings for employers and Jobs Services Australia providers.

“The measures announced today are part of the Government’s commitment to cut $1 billion in red tape to improve our nation’s competitiveness, create more jobs, and build a strong and prosperous economy."

The red-tape savings that will begin in September 2014 include removing the requirement for providers to complete a written report for every work-experience activity and streamlining documentary requirements for certain purchases.

The changes will help providers in the lead-up to the new employment services model to operate from 1 July 2015.

For more information on the new 2015 employment services model, visit