The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 August 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Gary Gray AO, MP

Speech at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting. Second session: Labour Activation, Equity and Inclusion, Moscow, Russia

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Release type: Speech

Date: 19 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 17 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 11 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 11 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

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).

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 5 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator The Hon Kate Lundy

Melbourne Employment Forum - Flemington Community Centre

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Release type: Speech

Date: 5 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 2 July 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor 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

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 October 2012

Ministers:

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

Wage Connect program assisting homeless job seekers

The new $95 million Wage Connect initiative is making a real difference to unemployed and homeless Australians.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 23 March 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

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…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 28 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP