The Hon Julie Collins MP
Welcome to the media centre archive for the Hon Julie Collins, Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development. This site contains material issued by Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.
Origin greats attract 16,600 Indigenous job seekers
The Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, has today released figures showing 16,600 young job seekers attended the Former Origin Greats (FOGS) Indigenous…
Tasmania schools to benefit from National Plan for School Improvement
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett today visited Tasmanian schools with federal Labor colleagues Minister Julie Collins and Senator Carol Brown to speak with principals, teachers and…
Indigenous recruits graduate from NSW Police Academy
The NSW Police today welcomed nine Indigenous probationary constables to the force at an Attestation Ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy.
Pay rates for Queensland community services workers further protected by Gillard Government
Hundreds of Queensland social and community services (SACS) workers will benefit from having the value of their real wages preserved thanks to the Gillard Government.
Program offers hope to young people in Western Sydney
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, and Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, today met trainees and graduates of an Australian Government funded program providing…
Ayers Rock Resort celebrates first Indigenous graduates
The first group of Ayers Rock Resort Indigenous trainees have graduated from the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara under an Australian Government program.
John Paul II Catholic Primary School receives national attention thanks to great results
John Paul II Catholic Primary School in Hobart is being promoted nationally as an example of a great school, thanks to the results it has achieved under the Gillard Government’s Smarter…
Parliament locks in historic equal pay rises
The Australian Government welcomes the passage of legislation through the Parliament today, locking in equal pay increases for 150,000 social and community services sector workers.
Cairns Indigenous Australians get a chance to ‘Work for Life’
An Australian Government funded Indigenous jobs project with some of Far North Queensland’s biggest employers is creating mainstream employment opportunities for local job seekers.
School program to assist 1750 Indigenous students move into jobs enters new phase
The Australian Government has today announced that 18 organisations will deliver the next stage of its $50.7 million national program aimed at helping Indigenous students move from school into the…
Government and employers closing the gap at local level
The Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, today met with staff at Rio Tinto Weipa as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to boosting local employment…
How children are growing up in Australia
A new report has found children from low-socioeconomic families are less likely to believe they are doing well at school and to enjoy reading books than children from high-socioeconomic families…