The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
Welcome to the media centre archive for the Hon Brendan O’Connor, Minister for Employment. This site contains material issued by Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.
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Seasonal worker program expanded across WA accommodation
Accommodation businesses across Western Australia will be able to employ seasonal labour from eight Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste with the extension of the Seasonal Workers Program…
Speech at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting. Second session: Labour Activation, Equity and Inclusion, Moscow, Russia
Australia to share job creation success at G20 in Moscow
The Australian Government will share its experience in delivering economic resilience, job creation and labour force flexibility at the Group of 20 labour and employment ministers’ meeting in…
Labor Government delivers record high job numbers
Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment continued to expand in June, increasing by 10,300 to a record high of 11,668,500.
Supporting parents into work critical
New research released today shows the importance of the Labor Government’s commitment to supporting jobless families back into work.
Applications open for migrant employment program
Applications are now open to create innovative, sustainable employment projects for underemployed migrant and refugee job seekers through the Migrant Communities Employment Fund (MCEF).
Melbourne Employment Forum - Flemington Community Centre
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Media statement on portfolio change
Yesterday I visited Government House to be sworn in by Her Excellency, Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC as the Minister for Employment and Minister for Skills and Training.
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…
Fair Work Act Review consultation with small business
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten and Minister for Small Business Brendan O’Connor today met with a number of small business representatives as part of the Government’s…
Wage Connect program assisting homeless job seekers
The new $95 million Wage Connect initiative is making a real difference to unemployed and homeless Australians.
More teachers, parents to be trained in autism support
A new consortium will train more than 450 teachers and 1,450 parents every year in how best to help students with autism, Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor announced today…