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Australian and NSW Governments sign landmark skills agreement for 120,000 fee-free TAFE and VET places

The Australian and NSW Governments have signed a landmark 12-month Skills Agreement to address the current skills shortage and deliver Fee Free TAFE and more vocational education places for the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 5 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP

ACT signs up to deliver Fee-Free TAFE

From 2023, Canberra students will be able to access fee-free courses at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) as the Australian and ACT Governments signed a landmark 12-month Skills Agreement…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 4 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Mr Chris Steel MLA

Delivering secure jobs and better pay

The Albanese Labor Government has delivered on the next step of its plan to lift wages, improve job security and start closing the gender pay gap.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

International treaty to end workplace violence and harassment

The Albanese Labor Government is moving to ratify a major international treaty seeking to end violence and harassment in workplaces.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 29 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Senate support for Secure Jobs, Better Pay

The Albanese Government is changing workplace laws to get wages moving, help close the gender pay gap and promote job security.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 28 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Australian and WA Governments sign landmark skills agreement

The Australian and Western Australian Governments have signed a landmark 12-month Skills Agreement to address the current skills shortage and deliver Fee Free TAFE and more vocational education…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 28 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Mark McGowan MLA
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MLC

Celebrating the nation’s best at the 2022 Australian Training Awards

Sixteen of Australia’s best apprentices, students, training providers, teachers and businesses have been recognised for their hard work and dedication at this year’s Australian Training Awards,…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Communique - Meeting of State and Territory Skills Ministers

Federal and State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met today, acknowledging the Victorian Government is currently in caretaker, to progress a range of key vocational education and…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MLC
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP
  • The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • The Hon Felix Ellis MP
  • Mr Chris Steel MLA

Australian and SA Governments sign landmark skills agreement

The Australian and South Australian Governments have signed a landmark 12-month Skills Agreement to address the current skills shortage and deliver Fee-Free TAFE and more vocational education…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP

Fair Work Commission Svitzer ruling

The Government welcomes this outcome.  If Svitzer had been allowed to proceed with its threat it would have done significant damage to the Australian economy. 

Release type: Media Release

Date: 18 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

New ABS Labour Force Figures

If anyone still needed proof that low wages won’t fix themselves – today’s labour force figures show the case is closed.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 17 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

A welcome pick-up in wages, but more work to be done

The Albanese Government welcomes new figures today showing wages growing at their fastest pace in more than 9 years.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 November 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jim Chalmers MP
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

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