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2015—16 Budget

In the 2015—16 Federal Budget the Australian Government has announced a Growing Jobs and Small Business package. The package focuses on helping employers to create new jobs and assisting Australia’s unemployed, particularly young people, to access the skills and opportunities they need to become job-ready.

This package includes a number of new employment measures that focus on making job seekers more employable, reducing the costs of taking on new staff, and ensuring job seekers are meeting their obligations and actively looking for work.

To see the Employment Portfolio Budget Statements and agency outcomes, visit our 2015-16 Budget page.

The full 2015—16 Federal Budget is available.

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jobactive starts 1 July 2015

New employment services called jobactive will start on 1 July 2015 and replace Job Services Australia.

Transition information is available to help job seekers and employers understand the new jobactive services.

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