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Key research bolsters drive to improve foundation skills

The Albanese Government has further strengthened its commitment to improving adult foundation skills, by agreeing to rejoin a key research pact by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Up to $30 billion in funding unlocked from today in National Skills Agreement

Up to $30 billion in funding for the vocational education and training (VET) sector begins flowing from today, with the start of the

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

More apprentices can now access cost of living relief

Around 38,000 apprentices and trainees across 60 in-demand occupations are now eligible for financial assistance, under the expanded

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

2024 Australian Apprenticeship Priority List

The Albanese Government is helping address cost of living pressures for apprentices and trainees, by expanding the Australian Apprenticeship Priority Li

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

300,000 additional Fee-Free TAFE places to help with cost of living pressures

An additional 300,000 Fee-Free TAFE and VET places are being made available from 2024 to 2026, providing cost of living support for Australians choosing to study in priority skills…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 January 2024

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

New service joins myGov

The Albanese Government is helping students to manage more of their government business in the palm of their hand, with myGov welcoming a new service. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP

More than 43,000 extra Fee-Free TAFE places in Queensland

The Albanese and Queensland Governments today announced a further 43,400 Fee-Free TAFE places will be available for Queenslanders from January 2024, giving more people the opportunity to skill-up…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Steven Miles MP
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP

Service improvement trials for Workforce Australia Online

The Australian Government is undertaking service improvement trials for Workforce Australia Online, to ensure employment services better meet the needs of th

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Respect@Work: A better standard for all Australian workplaces

Today the Australian Human Rights Commission’s new power commences to investigate and enforce compliance of the positive duty on organisations and businesses to eliminate sexual harassment in the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 12 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
  • Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Fixing Australia’s broken Migration System

The Albanese Government is today taking a major step forward in reforming Australia’s broken migration system with the biggest reforms to migration in a generation.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 11 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Jason Clare MP
  • The Hon Andrew Giles MP

New pre-employment support for parents

The Albanese Labor Government will introduce a new voluntary pre-employment service for parents from 1 November 2024, to replace the former government’s Pare

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher

Closing Loopholes

The labour hire loophole will be closed, wage theft will finally be made a crime and workers will benefit from safer workplaces under Albanese Labor Government legislation to be voted on today.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 7 December 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
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