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The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

On 25 March 2015, the Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, introduced a Bill to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. This Act covers injured Australian Government workers and employees of corporations that hold a licence under the Act. ...

Workplace Relations in Australia

The Australian national workplace relations system  establishes a safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment and a range of other workplace rights and responsibilities.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency provides a national focus on asbestos issues which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues.

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of government-funded Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.

Australia's National Workplace Relations System

The national workplace relations system is established by the Fair Work Act 2009 and other laws and covers the majority of private sector employees and employers in Australia.

Enterprise Agreements Data

The Department of Employment and the Fair Work Commission compile and publish reports on federal enterprise agreements in Australia.

Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG)

The Australian Government provides financial assistance to cover certain unpaid employment entitlements to eligible employees who lose their job due to the liquidation or bankruptcy of their employer.

International Labour Issues

The Department of Employment manages Australia's engagement with the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, on international labour issues. Australia is also a member of the ILO Governing Body, which is the ILO’s key policy-making body that provides...

Workplace gender equality reporting public consultation

On 25 February 2015, Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment and Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Employment, announced changes to workplace gender equality reporting requirements.

Building Code

The Building Code 2013 sets out the Australian Government’s expected standards for all building industry participants involved in Commonwealth-funded construction projects.

Road Safety Remuneration System

The Road Safety Remuneration System commenced on 1 July 2012 and ceased to operate from 12am on 21 April 2016. It consisted of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and a separate compliance and education framework administered by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) offer finance and support to eligible social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.