The Hon Bill Shorten MP

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

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Welcome to the media centre archive for the Hon Bill Shorten, Minister for Education and Minister for Workplace Relations. This site contains material issued by Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.

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New appointment to ACARA Board

Minister for Education Bill Shorten today announced the appointment to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Board of Ms Susan Bowden and the reappointment of…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 30 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2013: Better Schools to lift literacy and numeracy skills

Australian students are reaching for the stars in reading, writing and mathematics during National Literacy and Numeracy Week.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 30 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

$3.2 million for the latest online resources for teachers

After speaking at The Learning Convention today in Melbourne today, the Minister for Education has announced that the Rudd Government will provide an extra $3.2 million to help put the latest…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 29 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

NT Government rejects $375m offer for Better Schools

Minister for Education Bill Shorten has today written to the Chief Minister, Adam Giles to express his disappointment at his refusal to prioritise education in the Northern Territory.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 26 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Safe Return to Work on Telecommunications Pits the Priority

Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten said that it was agreed by all members of the independent Asbestos Taskforce that safe resumption of work on telecommunications pits was a key…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 26 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Better Schools for every Tasmanian student

Labor’s Better Schools Plan will deliver an extra $382 million to Tasmanian schools to ensure each of the 82,400 Tasmanian school students can reach their full potential.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 25 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Government congratulates employer on paid leave for domestic violence

Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today welcomed the inclusion of an entitlement to paid leave for employees suffering from domestic violence in a new enterprise agreement.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 25 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Catholic systemic schools to benefit from Better Schools Plan

Catholic systemic schools across Australia will benefit from extra funding and more resources after the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and the Australian Government today reached an…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 23 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

NSW Liberal Government rejects Abbott schools plan

Tony Abbott’s plan to force all Australian schools to go it alone has been slapped down by the NSW Liberal Government in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. 

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Bullying, Young People and the Law Symposium

Bullying, Young People and the Law SymposiumThe Alannah and Madeline FoundationSir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University

Release type: Speech

Date: 19 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Students to put their stamp on Australia’s G20

Secondary students across Australia can get involved in Australia’s historic presidency of the G20, with the Federal Government today announcing the G20 Australia Commemorative Stamp Competition.…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Independent Monitoring of Asbestos Removal

Fourteen monitors will be recruited around Australia to report to the independent Asbestos Taskforce, checking the removal and handling of asbestos in Telstra pits.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP