The Hon Bill Shorten MP
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Fair Work amendments pass Parliament
Overnight legislation passed the Australian Parliament which provides millions of working Australians with increased flexibility and greater protections at work.
More Australians benefit from Fair Work enterprise agreements
Almost 3.5 million working Australians have now benefited from 26,000 enterprise agreements made under the Fair Work Act, according to the latest Trends in Enterprise Bargaining report…
Inquiry into parental leave discrimination: fairer workplace practices to benefit families and the economy
The Gillard Government has asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an inquiry into workplace discrimination against employees taking parental leave when they are pregnant or caring…
$17 million for centre to drive workplace productivity
The Gillard Labor Government is investing $17 million in a new independent centre dedicated to increasing workplace productivity.
Historic Bill passes to protect all Australians from asbestos
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today welcomed the passing of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013 through the Australian Parliament.
A fair go for more SACS workers
The Gillard Government is providing further support to social and community services (SACS) workers in Western Australia.
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten welcomed the progress made at the second meeting of the independent asbestos taskforce today in Melbourne.
Unemployment rate still one of the lowest in the developed world
Jobs figures released today by the ABS show that Australia’s labour market remains resilient, with our unemployment rate remaining low at 5.5 per cent.
Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has today said the news from Target this morning was disappointing.
First national asbestos register now open
The Gillard Labor Government has today opened the first National Asbestos Exposure Register.
Tough anti-bullying laws pass House of Representatives
Despite the best efforts of the Liberal Party, the Gillard Government has secured the passage of the Fair Work Amendment Bill through the House of Representatives.
Industrial disputation lower than Howard years
Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that industrial disputation in our workplaces continues to trend downwards from the highs of the Howard Government years.