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National Skills Week kicks off

National Skills Week is an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s diverse skills set, but comes at a time when our nation is in the grip of a skills crisis.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 22 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

New ABS labour force figures

New labour force figures show now is the time to focus on stronger wage growth.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 18 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Fighting for a pay rise for aged care workers

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its promise to fight for a pay rise for Australia’s aged care workers.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Mark Butler MP
  • The Hon Anika Wells MP

Workforce Australia Select Committee

The Albanese Labor government is establishing a Select Committee of the House of Representatives to examine the implementation of Workforce Australia.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 2 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Round Four NCI Partnership Grants help young people plan for future careers

More young people can improve their career outcomes thanks to the latest of the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute (NCI) Partnership Grants.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 August 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Jobs and Skills Australia

The Albanese Government is taking immediate action to address the urgent skills crisis, by introducing legislation to establish Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA).  

Release type: Media Release

Date: 27 July 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Universal paid leave for family and domestic violence

More than 11 million Australian workers – including casuals – will have access to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave under Albanese Labor Government legislation to be introduced…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 26 July 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • Amanda Rishworth MP

Restoring equal rights for construction workers

The Albanese Labor Government has taken another step towards ending the unfair treatment of building and construction workers.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 24 July 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Meeting of federal, state and territory skills ministers

Federal and State Skills and Training Ministers met to reset negotiations on the National Skills Agreement, and strengthen Australia’s TAFE and training sector.  

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 July 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MLC
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MLC
  • The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • The Hon Roger Jaensch MP
  • Mr Chris Steel MLA
  • The Hon Paul Kirby MLA

Unemployment rate falls to 48-year low

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 48 years - confirming the time is right to focus on higher wages, better job security and building a bigge

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 July 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator Katy Gallagher
  • The Hon Mark Butler MP

Visit to Washington DC

I will attend meetings in Washington DC from 11-15 July 2022 as part of the thirtieth Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD).

Release type: Media Release

Date: 11 July 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Tomorrow's minimum wage increase a win for women, part time workers and the heroes of the pandemic

Albanese Govt. achieves pay rise for 2.8 million Australians

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 June 2022

Ministers:

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

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