The Hon Wayne Swan MP
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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.