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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Abbott to punish job seekers and single parents
Tony Abbott’s announcement to cut Labor’s $1.1 billion Income Support Bonus will make it harder for more than one million Australians to make ends meet.
Address to IPAA Budget breakfast, Canberra
15 May 2013CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYGood morning Ladies and Gentlemen.Welcome to Parliament’s Great Hall.
Second reading speech: The Superannuation (Excess Concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013
15 MAY 2013CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
Budget 2013-14: Better protections for vulnerable clothing industry workers
Some of Australia’s most vulnerable workers—most of them women—will enjoy greater workplace protections under an extension of the Gillard Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee.
Budget 2013-14: Supporting the Queensland Working Women’s Service
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today announced additional funding for the Queensland Working Women’s Service (QWWS).
Budget 2013-14: Helping more Australians with intellectual disability find work
More than 700 Australians with intellectual disability can get more help to find and keep a job in open employment with an extra $5.5 million from the Australian Government.
Budget 2013-14: An extra $10.5 million to help protect Australians from asbestos
The Gillard Government will invest more than $10.5 million to deliver a national approach to protect Australians from asbestos-related diseases.
Budget 2013-14: $19.2 million to help more Australians find work and regional businesses find apprentices
Australians looking for work and businesses looking for apprentices in areas doing it tough will benefit from an extra $19.2 million from the Australian Government to better link job seekers with…
Budget 2013-14: $47.2 million to support vulnerable workers
The Gillard Government will invest $47.2 million to support Australia’s vulnerable workers, including $21.4 million to help Australians who have been bullied at work and $25.7 million to ensure…
Budget 2013-14: Better support to help more Australians enter the workforce
The Gillard Government is providing Australians receiving income support with greater incentives to find work, increasing the amount they are able to earn and keep, and providing extra assistance…
Employment hits a record high
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment surged by 50,100 in April, exceeding market expectations, to stand at a record high of 11,663,200.
Ongoing funding for successful jobs initiatives
The Gillard Government will invest $15.7 million to continue two successful programs that have connected thousands of Australians to jobs.