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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BER Implementation Taskforce presented the President’s Award
The Building the Education Revolution (BER) Implementation Taskforce has been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter’s President’s Prize 2011.
Industry driven training gives thousands of workers qualifications
Thousands of businesses and individuals are benefitting from training provided through the Australian Government’s $50 million national workforce development initiative, a new report shows.
Recognising best in business and university collaboration
Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, has paid tribute to the outstanding collaborative efforts between business and higher education recognised at the 2011 Business and Higher…
Embracing mature age workers central to future prosperity
The Australian Government recognises the imperative for businesses to retain their mature age workers, as recommended in the Deloitte report released this week,
More Australians now in work than ever before
Today’s October 2011 labour force figures show that the Australian economy is experiencing ongoing resilience in the face of heightened global uncertainty, with 10,100 jobs created in the month of…
COAG report shows rise in Australian workforce skills
Today’s release of the COAG Reform Council’s report shows there has been a significant improvement in the skills of the Australian workforce.
Professor Alan Robson to take on key higher education quality role
Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, will lead the development of new standards to underpin quality in higher education, Minister for Tertiary Education,…
Australian Governments finalise historic OHS regulations and codes
The Minister for Workplace Relations, Senator Chris Evans, today announced that the harmonisation of OHS laws is one step closer with the majority of jurisdictions approving new work health and…
Celebrating Outstanding Indigenous Academics and Staff
Outstanding indigenous scholars and staff are meeting in Canberra this week at an event that celebrates indigenous participation in higher education and help to improve participation levels.
Gillard Government confirms support for firefighters
The Australian Government today reaffirmed its support to deliver more streamlined access to workers’ compensation for firefighters.
Support crucial during final years of apprenticeships
Targeted support for apprentices completing the final years of their training will help boost completion rates and ensure small businesses retain skilled workers, Minister for Skills and Jobs,…
Legislation to abolish the ABCC introduced to Parliament
Legislation to create the new Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate to regulate the building and construction industry was introduced into Parliament today.