Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

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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Interview with 2CC's Mark Parton

SUBJECTS: Public sector wage bargaining negotiations; Remuneration Tribunal; superannuation.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 3 September 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Alan Jones, Radio 2GB

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Release type: Transcript

Date: 1 September 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Address to the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Conference, Gold Coast

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Release type: Speech

Date: 29 August 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Leon Compton on 936 ABC Radio Hobart

SUBJECTS: Job applications; Senate negotiations; Medicare co-payment; Cadbury.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 28 August 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Steve Price on 2GB

SUBJECTS: Youth unemployment; Government employment programmes; tertiary education; backpackers; penalty rates; Senate Budget negotiations.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 26 August 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Media statement

The claim today that the Government has any plans to change the way penalty rates are determined is false. There will be no change to the way penalty rates are set.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 12 August 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Read more: Media statement

Doorstop interview at University of Wollongong

MINISTER ABETZ: Today has been a very exciting occasion for the University of Wollongong. It has yet again shown itself to be an innovative university at the very forefront.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 7 August 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Alan Jones 2GB

Alan Jones: Look, as we flagged yesterday, job seekers are going to be compelled to conduct 40 job searches a month and carry out up to 25 hours a week of community work if they…

Release type: Transcript

Date: 29 July 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Lyndal Curtis on ABC News 24 Capital Hill

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Work for the Dole

Release type: Transcript

Date: 28 July 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Interview with Emma Alberici on Lateline

EMMA ALBERICI: To discuss the Government's controversial new back-to-work plans, I was joined from Canberra just a short time ago by the Employment Minister, Senator Eric Abetz.…

Release type: Transcript

Date: 28 July 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

New Employment Services model to drive stronger job outcomes

The Australian Government will release today an exposure draft of the purchasing arrangements for a new employment services model to operate from 1 July 2015.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 28 July 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
  • The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP

Appointment of Comcare Chief Executive Officer

The Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Jennifer Taylor as the next Chief Executive Officer of Comcare at the expiry of the current CEO’s term on 23 August.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 22 July 2014

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Eric Abetz