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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Discussions begin on disability education

Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor and Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh today met with students, parents and teachers of Canberra’s Black Mountain School to talk about better…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Towards a new school funding system

Funding arrangements in Australian schools are failing to get the best results for students, are complicated and lack transparency, the first comprehensive report into school funding since 1973…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

Jobs and Skills Expo connects 1,750 people to jobs and training in Port Macquarie

More than 1,750 people were connected with employment and skills training   opportunities at today’s Australian Government Jobs and Skills Expo in Port Macquarie.  

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 17 February 2012

Ministers:

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

Improving schooling for students with disability

A new group which brings together parents, teachers, young people with disability and peak bodies to advise the Gillard Government on issues affecting students with disability has met for the…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 14 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Redlynch community celebrates opening of new classrooms and library

New facilities at Redlynch State College in Redlynch will bring benefits to students and the wider community for years to come, Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O’Connor said today…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator The Hon Jan McLucas
  • Steve Wettenhall MP

Young parent measure will be tailor-made for individuals

Close to 1,000 young parents have started receiving letters explaining the Helping Young Parents measure that will support them to complete their education.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 9 January 2012

Ministers:

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

$47 million to help teenage parents finish school

A new Australian Government measure aimed at helping teenage parents complete their education and ensuring their children are ready for school, commences in ten communities from today.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 1 January 2012

Ministers:

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

Conference for Indigenous Providers of Job Services Australia

Canberra Monday, 1 June 2009 Good morning and let me say it’s a pleasure to be here speaking with you today.

Release type: Speech

Date: 1 June 2009

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Indigenous job seekers set to STEP with R.M. Williams

The Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O’Connor, today announced a new project that will give 10 Indigenous job seekers a chance to work with iconic Australian manufacturer R.M.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 29 May 2009

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Aged care jobs for Indigenous job seekers

Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O’Connor today launched a project that is helping Indigenous job seekers find work in the aged care sector.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 29 May 2009

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Minerals Council of Australia - Minerals Week - Wednesday 27 May 2009

Canberra Wednesday 27 May 2009 It’s great to be here today and thank you for inviting me to speak to you at Minerals Week.

Release type: Speech

Date: 27 May 2009

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australian Government to support future Indigenous media careers

An Australian Government grant will help 60 Indigenous Australians to get their first big break in an Australian Football League sports media career.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 23 May 2009

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP