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News | 13 August 2015

Last week, the Hon. Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment and Senator for Tasmania officially opened a new Work for the Dole project in Launceston.

The Virtual IT project will help up to 80 local job seekers learn computer skills including web development.

“The participants in this programme will be able to give back to their community by working on projects for the Deloraine online community directory and newspaper, Whitelion Tasmania, Franklin House, Deloraine House and Woolmers Estate, “ Senator Abetz said.

Around 300 Tasmanian job seekers are currently involved in around 90 Work for the Dole projects across Tasmania. Activities apart from IT skills range from landscaping to construction to retail.

“It’s clear that by giving job seekers real world experience on these projects this programme will assist participants to gain valuable work-ready skills that employers are seeking,” Senator Abetz said.

Minister Abetz congratulated the staff of Max Employment, the Beaconsfield Online Access Centre and staff of Boys Town for their roles in  developing and supporting the programme, stating that it “has clearly been so beneficial to local job seekers and local organisations.”

News | 30 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, the Supporting Working Parents website and online resources were launched at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

News | 30 July 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

News | 20 July 2015

A group of young Western Australian job seekers has been recognised for their contribution to a successful “virtual volunteering” Work for the Dole project jointly hosted by atWork Australia and the Carnamah Historical Society & Museum in WA.

News | 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, jobactive is the Australian Government’s new way to help Australians into work and help employers find the right staff for their business.

News | 13 May 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

News | 12 May 2015

On Tuesday 12 May the Treasurer the Hon Joe Hockey handed down the 2015-16 Budget.

News | 6 May 2015

Work for the Dole Coordinators commence in the 51 employment regions

News | 28 April 2015

The 2015 edition of Australian Jobs is now available

News | 23 April 2015

The Department has lodged its submission to the Productivity Commission’s comprehensive assessment of the workplace relations system.

News | 23 April 2015

The Government has lodged a submission to the Annual Wage Review for the consideration of the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel.

News | 25 March 2015

On 25 March 2015 the Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, introduced a Bill to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

News | 18 March 2015

On 4 March 2015, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, announced that the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne will be undertaking a Workplace Gender and Equality Strategy project to assist around 10 organisations to meet their gender equality goal.

News | 25 February 2015

Today, 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.

 

News | 20 January 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

News | 10 December 2014

Minister for Employment, Senator Abetz acknowledged the Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (ACCI) achievement in increasing employment opportunities in the Pacific, through the Pacific Growth Employment Project.

News | 22 October 2014

Important improvements to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme announced.

News | 16 September 2014

The Department of Employment is seeking input from current and future users on the type of homepage (Dashboard) information they would like to see in the new web based Employment Services System.

News | 12 September 2014

Labour and employment ministers from across the G20 have released a Ministerial Declaration outlining their recommended actions for G20 leaders.

News | 9 September 2014

The G20 Taskforce on Employment came together for the fourth and final time on Tuesday 9 September, ahead of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting.

News | 28 August 2014

Work for the Dole Coordinators in 18 selected areas across Australia have been announced following a tender process.

News | 13 August 2014

Information sessions on the Australian Government’s 2015-2020 employment services model have been completed.

News | 30 July 2014

The G20 Taskforce on Employment met for the third time this year in Brisbane, Australia from 22–24 July 2014 to discuss country employment plans, lifting female participation, safer workplaces, underemployment and informal employment.

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