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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Biggest monthly jobs increase in 13 years
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment surged by 71,500 in February (exceeding all market expectations), to stand at a record high of 11,628,300. …
Gillard Government to further enhance Fair Work Act
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has provided details of further enhancements to the Fair Work Act to continue the Gillard Government’s clear focus on improving…
Gillard Labor Government stands up for Rosella workers
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has exercised discretion to expedite access for Rosella workers to the Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee.
More than 1000 jobs on offer at Liverpool Jobs Expo
More than 1000 jobs and training opportunities are up for grabs today at the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Liverpool.
Communique—National Workplace Relations Consultative Council
The 116th meeting of the National Workplace Relations Consultative Council (the Council) was held in Sydney on 7 March 2013.
3.3 million Australians benefitting from the Fair Work Act
The number of Australians covered by enterprise agreements in the federal workplace relations system continues to grow, with more than 3.3 million people now b…
Hundreds of jobs on offer at Glenorchy Jobs Expo
Hundreds of jobs and training opportunities are up for grabs today at the Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart.
Income Support Bonus Bill passes Parliament
More than $1.1 billion in extra income support payments will begin flowing to over one mi
SEEK partnership boosts resources sector job opportunities
The Gillard Government is teaming up with Australia’s biggest jobs site SEEK to maximise work opportunities for Australians in the resources sector.
Address to AWU National Conference, Gold Coast
I want to acknowledge today the loss of two workers in Victoria: Katie Peters and Steven Kadar.
Modern families central to Fair Work Act improvements
Greater flexibility in parental leave, increased rostering protections and broader rights to request flexible working arrangements are among the key legislative improvements that will benefit…
Helping Australian mums and dads with improved parental leave and protections for pregnant workers
Australian mums and dads will be given further support in managing their work arrangements under changes announced today by the Gillard Government.