Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
- Leader of the Government in the Senate
- Minister for Employment
- Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
- Senator for Tasmania
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MUA Federal Court condemnation
The Federal Court has handed down a record payout against the Maritime Union of Australia for breaching the Fair Work Act after the union was found to have deliberately acted to prevent a Perth…
Reform of the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme
The Government has today introduced legislation to modernise the Comcare scheme in order to better support injured workers in the Comcare scheme back to work and to ensure a viable long-tail…
Labour force figures
Today’s ABS figures show employment increased by 15,600 persons in February. The labour force figures reveal a small fall in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 6.4% to 6.3%.
Restart reaches 1000 sign-ups at Invermay
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz today met with an employer and employee at Clifton Fine Furniture in Invermay, Tasmania, to mark 1000 sign-ups nationally for the Restart employment…
Jobs Fair connects Tasmanians to work, training and study
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz officially opened the Launceston Jobs Fair, at Albert Hall, this morning.
Interview with Ray Hadley on 2GB
RAY HADLEY: As I mentioned earlier, the Palmer United Party leader, Clive Palmer, has revoked his party’s ban on voting on legislation.
Interview on ABC Radio's AM programme
Jobless must have a go at finding work
Article in the Hobart Mercury on 2 March 2015 The very best form of welfare is a job, writes Senator Eric Abetz
Gender reporting must drive cultural change
The Australian Government is committed to increasing women’s workforce participation and improving gender equality in the workplace.
Acting Director for Workplace Gender Equality Agency appointed
The Government has appointed Ms Louise McSorley the Acting Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for a period of 12 months.
Pacific Seasonal Worker Programme
The Government has today announced amendments to the Pacific Seasona
Doorstop - Blue Room, Parliament House, Canberra - Today’s ABS employment figures
Subject: Labour force figures