Laws to clean up training

Last year former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon delivered a sobering report highlighting some serious problems in our vocational education and training (VET) sector. 

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 23 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - Laura Jayes, Sky News

E&OE Transcript Subjects: Flexible working arrangements, right to disconnect, getting wages moving.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 22 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

How to get your money's worth out of programs

Each year thousands of patients miss their hospital appointments. 

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 22 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Interview - Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN

E&OE Transcript Subjects: Government’s response to lack of competition in supermarket sector, CHOICE quarterly price monitoring of grocery prices, Review of Food and Grocery Code, Mergers policy…

Release type: Transcript

Date: 22 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Address to the OECD Skills Summit, Brussels

The twin economic transitions of decarbonisation and digitisation may play out differently in different countries, but there is commonality in how we are looking to ensure our skills systems provide…

Release type: Speech

Date: 22 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australia represented at OECD Skills Summit

Skills and Training Minister Brendan O’Connor will this week travel to Brussels to attend the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, along with Skills and…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 21 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - Leon Delaney, 2CC Drive

E&OE Transcript Subjects: Appointments to the National Competition Council, Sydney airport slots review, ABS statistics on non-compete clauses, Wages growth.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 21 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Interview - 3AW Drive with Jacqui Felgate

Subjects: Review of the Apprenticeships Incentive System

Release type: Transcript

Date: 19 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System Strategic Review

The Honourable Justice Iain Ross AO and Ms Lisa Paul AO have been selected to lead a Strategic Review of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Interview - Greg Jennett, ABC Afternoon Briefing

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Prime Minister Albanese’s engagement, impact of inflation on wage growth, prioritisation of Australian media on streaming services.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 15 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

$30 million to deliver remote training hubs to First Nations peoples in Central Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is improving access to education, training and employment in the Northern Territory with a $30 million

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP
  • Marion Scrymgour MP

Next steps on closing the gap: delivering remote jobs

The Albanese Government is announcing a new Remote Jobs and Economic Development Program (RJED) that will help close the gap in employment outcomes by creating 3,000 jobs in remote Australia.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 13 February 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP
  • Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy MP
  • The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Michelle Rowland MP

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