The Hon Bill Shorten MP
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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Tony Abbott says no to Better Schools
Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party have once again confirmed they would rip billions of dollars from Australian schools by sc
Fair Work Appointments
Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today announced three new merit based Fair Work appointments: the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate…
Historic agreement reached with Independent schools
Today the Australian Government and Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) reached an historic agreement that will deliver real benefits to 562,000 students in independent schools across…
Teacher Quality foundations overwhelmingly achieved
Minister for Education Bill Shorten today welcomed the COAG Reform Council Report on the Teacher Quality National Partnership released today.
Tasmania signs up to national education reforms
Today the Australian and Tasmanian Governments have reached an historic agreement that will deliver long term improvements for every one of the more than 81,000 school students in Tasmania.
774 with JON FAINE, Party Reform, Better Schools, Australian Labor Party
JON FAINE: Yesterday the new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd caught pretty much everyone by surprise by announcing that he wanted to spearhead his modernisation of the Labor Party by…
One week remains for states to sign up to better schools
Minister for Education Bill Shorten today reconfirmed the Labor Government’s determination to reach agreement with states and territories on the Better Schools Plan by the end of this week.
Progress meeting on better schools plan
The Prime Minister and the Minister for Education yesterday met with representatives from the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) who welcomed the progress made in negotiating a new…
More family flexibility for working Australian families
Millions of working Australians will benefit from increased workplace flexibility and protections through changes to the Fair Work Act which take effect today, 1 July.
$6.6 million to support refugees and migrants into work
The Labor Government will invest $6.6 million to support the creation of innovative, sustainable employment projects for underemployed migrant and refugee job seekers.
$1.6 million extra for national disability employment projects
The Labor Government is providing $1.6 million nationally for innovative projects aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people with disability.
Bill passes to support more Australians into work
Legislation which delivers an additional $300 million to help job seekers transition into work passed the Federal Parliament today.