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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Minimum wage increases must balance needs of low paid and national economy

The Gillard Government says any increase to minimum wages should reflect changes in living costs and the overall strength of the Australian economy.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 28 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

New appointments to Fair Work Commission

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today announced the appointment of eight new members to the Fair Work Commission.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 28 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Workers' entitlements over Easter

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten today urged all employers and employees to check the correct pay rates and entitlements that apply over Easter and seek advice from the…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 27 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Fair Work Act changes deliver flexibility, protection and certainty for Australian workplaces

Millions of working Australians will benefit from increased flexibility and protections for vulnerable workers under changes to federal workplace laws introduced to Parliament today.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 21 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Second Reading speech: Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

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Release type: Speech

Date: 21 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Bonus payments for Newstart recipients and single parents

More than one million Australian income support recipients, including those on Newstart and single parents, will receive an Income Support Bonus from today as the Gillard Government’s $1.1 billion…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

National action to tackle Australia’s deadly asbestos legacy

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations today introduced legislation into Parliament to establish the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Model rules to help registered organisations comply with higher standards of financial accountability and transparency

The Government has released draft model rules for registered organisations to assist them comply with the stronger financial transparency and accountability standards the Government implemented…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Boost for quality early childhood education

The Gillard Government will invest $300 million over two years to boost the quality of early childhood education and support workplace reform.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Fair Work Inspectors to monitor rogue 457 employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman will strengthen official efforts to deal with rogue employers who misuse 457 visas, to ensure more checks are undertaken and more suspicious activity is picked up and…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Gillard Government provides early support for GEON workers

Hundreds of workers at failed printing group GEON will have faster access to their unpaid entitlements through the Gillard Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 16 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Industrial disputes close to two-year low

Australia has recorded its lowest level of industrial disputation in almost two years, new figures show.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 14 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP