Senator the Hon Chris Evans
- ormer Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Welcome to the media centre archive for Senator the Hon Christopher Evans, former Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations. This site contains material issued by Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.
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Ambassadors back Apprenticeships as a great start in life
High profile Australians including Greater Western Sydney Giants coach Kevin Sheedy AM, chef and restaurateur Neil Perry, horticulturist and TV star Jody…
Applications rise as barriers to university are removed
New data released today revealed the number of Australians applying for university has grown by almost 10,000 this year.
Speech to 46th ALP National Conference - Opportunity and fairness for working families Friday 2 December 2011
Friends and delegates. 120 years ago our party was formed to improve the lives of working people in this country.
Industrial disputes remain the exception not the norm
Figures released today by the ABS reveal the increase in days lost due to industrial disputes in this quarter has been driven by the failure of the NSW Government to negotiate agreements with…
Strong interest in regional educational infrastructure funding
The Australian Government’s $500 million Regional Priorities Round of the Education Investment Fund (EIF) for world leading infrastructure projects has received strong interest from the tertiary…
Gillard Government reforms deliver record number of degree qualified students
Official figures released today confirm the Australian Government is on track to achieve the 40 per cent bachelor degree attainment target.
Band 2 student contribution reinstated for maths and science
The Government will reinstate Band 2 contribution amounts for university students who enrol in mathematics, stat
University Reward Funding to focus on improving participation and social inclusion
The Gillard Government will target its Reward Funding for universities on lifting the participation of Australians from low socio-economic backgrounds and other under-represented groups, saving $…
Top notch trainees take home national awards
Large and small businesses, trainees, apprentices and teachers have been named as the best in the country at the 2011 Australian Training Awards.
Government restores fairness to workers compensation laws
The Gillard Government today passed legislation to reverse unfair changes made by the Howard Government to workers’ compensation laws.
Youth Allowance reform opens the doors for regional students
Almost 21,000 students across the country will benefit from the Gillard Government’s reforms to Youth Allowance after legislation passed Parliament today.
Landmark model OHS legislation highlights WA and Victorian Governments' failure
Australia is a step closer to nationally harmonised OHS laws that will generate productivity improvements of up to $2 billion a year and deliver safer workplaces for millions of Australians and…