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Communique of meeting of Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers

Federal, State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met in Brisbane today to progress key skills sector reforms and vocational education workforce challenges, aimed at strengthening the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 February 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • The Hon Felix Ellis MP
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP
  • The Hon Paul Kirby MLA
  • The Hon Simone McGurk MLA
  • Chris Steel MLA
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MP

Australian and Queensland Governments skills agreement delivers results

Queensland TAFE’s are experiencing a surge in enrolments in Fee-Free courses thanks to a landmark partnership between the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 February 2023

Ministers:

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

Welcome progress on wages growth

The Albanese government welcomes new figures today showing wages growth has picked up even further since the change of government.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 22 February 2023

Ministers:

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

Australian and WA Governments Skills Agreement Delivers Results

Western Australian TAFE colleges are experiencing a surge in enrolments in Fee-Free courses thanks to a landmark partnership between the Australian and Western Australian Governments.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 February 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Simone McGurk MLA

New Energy Apprenticeships to power Australia’s path to net zero

The Australian Government’s commitment to net zero emissions has been given a significant boost with the launch of the New Energy Apprenticeships program.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 February 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Appointment to the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court

Mr Adam Hatcher SC has been appointed as the President of the Fair Work Commission. 

Release type: Media Release

Date: 9 February 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Government delivers on expanding the Pacific workforce - six months early

The Albanese Government has reached a major milestone – six months ahead of schedule – with more than 35,000 Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) workers now in Australia.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 February 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • Senator The Hon Penny Wong
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • Senator the Hon Murray Watt
  • The Hon Pat Conroy MP

Paid leave for family and domestic violence starts now

Millions of Australian workers will have a new right to ten days of paid family and domestic violence leave under Albanese Government changes that take effect tomorrow. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 31 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP

More assistance for apprentices and employers to address skills shortages

The Albanese Government is taking action to support apprentices and address widespread skills shortages by expanding a list of priority occupations that will receive additional financial support.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 25 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Enrolments open for Fee-Free TAFE courses at CIT

Federal Minister for Skills and Training the Hon Brendan O’Connor and ACT Minister for Skills Chris Steel are encouraging eligible applicants to enrol in Fee-Free TAFE courses on offer through the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 January 2023

Ministers:

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

Call for contributions on Jobs and Skills Australia

The Australian Government has released a discussion paper calling for feedback from state and territory governments, employer bodies, unions, tertiary providers and community organisations on future…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 20 January 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Better support for firefighters suffering from cancer

Firefighters exposed to cancerous smoke, toxic chemicals and fumes in the line of duty will have improved access to workers’ compensation.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 19 December 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

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