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.

News | 25 July 2014

The Exposure Draft of the Employment Services 2015-2020 Purchasing Arrangements will be available at from 9 am, Monday 28 July 2014.

News | 18 July 2014

G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Media registration is now open.

News | 17 July 2014

In mid-June, News Corp launched JOBS 2014, an employment initiative that aims to create jobs for 2014 young people over eight weeks.

News | 16 July 2014

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker joined together in Sydney on Friday to officially launch the Restart programme.

News | 10 July 2014

On 23 June 2014 the tender for Work for the Dole Coordinators closed.

News | 1 July 2014

A number of new Australian Government employment initiatives start on 1 July 2014

News | 30 June 2014

The Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job programme commences on 1 July 2014. Information on the programme is now available for job seekers, employers and employment services providers.

News | 5 June 2014

The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 2013-14 has lifted the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards.

News | 2 June 2014

The department is undertaking a post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Act 2012.

News | 14 May 2014

On Tuesday 13 May the Treasurer the Hon Joe Hockey handed down the 2014-15 Budget.

News | 2 May 2014

Did you know that you can find the Seasonal Worker Programme on Twitter @SWPAustralia and on Facebook by searching for the Seasonal Worker Programme

News | 1 May 2014

The 9th annual Safe Work Australia Awards were held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on the 28 April 2014. The awards recognised individuals and organisations for outstanding contributions to work health and safety.

News | 22 April 2014

The Job Commitment Bonus will encourage long-term unemployed young Australians to find a job and keep it. The incentive will be available from 1 July 2014.

News | 15 April 2014

Government representative at G20

Youth unemployment, long-term unemployment and developing people’s skills to meet the needs of the labour market were some of the topics high on the agenda for the G20 Taskforce on Employment as they met for the second time this year in Paris.

News | 7 April 2014

Delegates from the G20 Taskforce on Employment will spend two days focusing on youth unemployment issues as they gather in Europe ahead of their second meeting for 2014.

News | 24 March 2014

Departmental Statement 

News | 20 March 2014

Repeal Day - revocation of the Fair Work Principles and the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines, including the requirements applying to textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers.

News | 24 February 2014

Discussion paper for the review of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner is now available.