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New figures detail extra funding for Queensland government schools

New figures released by the Gillard Government today have confirmed that every single government school in Queensland will receive extra funding over the next six years, under our new and fairer…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 11 June 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

Modest minimum wage increase to benefit 1.5 million Australians

More than 1.5 million low paid Australians will benefit from the Fair Work Commission’s decision today to increase minimum wages by a modest 2.6 per cent.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 June 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Budget 2013-14: A fairer funding plan for all Australian schools

The Gillard Government has made a $9.8 billion commitment to increase school funding over six years, along with better indexation and reforms to lift student achievement, under the National Plan…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

Minimum wage increases must balance needs of low paid and national economy

The Gillard Government says any increase to minimum wages should reflect changes in living costs and the overall strength of the Australian economy.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 28 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 31 October 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • Senator The Hon Penny Wong
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Julie Collins MP

Minimum wage increase to benefit 1.3 million Australians

More than 1.3 million working Australians will benefit from an increase in national minimum wages from 1 July 2012.  

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 28 June 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Historic Equal Remuneration Order for hard-working community sector workers

About 150,000 of some of Australia’s lowest paid workers will benefit from regular pay rises totalling between 23 and 45 per cent from 1 December this year.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 22 June 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Julie Collins MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

More assistance to people on minimum wage

The National Minimum Wage will be increased by $17.10 a week following a decision handed down today by Fair Work Australia’s specialist Minimum Wage Panel.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 1 June 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Supporting mature age workers good for the nation

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan and Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis today met with Members and Senators in Canberra, to promote the benefits of mature-age workforce…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 May 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Delivering for Senior Australians

Joint Media Release also with The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, The Hon Robert McClelland MP and The Hon Mark Butler MP

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 10 May 2011

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Chris Evans
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP

Gillard Government supports pay increase for Australia’s lowest paid workers

The Australian Government today lodged its submission to Fair Work Australia’s 2010-11 Annual Wage Review.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 March 2011

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Chris Evans
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP

Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth

The Rudd Government will invest more than $660 million in training, apprenticeships and adult literacy and numeracy to ensure Australia has the skills it needs to support a growing economy.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 11 May 2010

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP