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Jobs and Skills Councils delivering for businesses, workers and the economy

The Albanese Government’s $442 million Jobs and Skills Councils (JSCs), which are vital to tackling Australia’s critical current and future skills and workforce challenges, have all been formally…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 12 July 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

New Fair Work Ombudsman

Ms Anna Booth has been appointed as Fair Work Ombudsman.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 7 July 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Better access to literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills crucial for Indigenous Australians

The Albanese Government is working to close the gap, by removing barriers to accessing education and training for First Nations Australians.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 5 July 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Stronger cyber security through TAFE

The Albanese Government is helping create the next generation of cyber defenders, teaming with TAFEcyber to train experts to guide Australian government departments, critical infrastructure, and…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 4 July 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Communique of meeting of Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers

Federal, State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met on Friday, 30 June 2023 to progress key reforms to vocational education and training (VET) and the development of a new National…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 June 2023

Ministers:

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

Protecting worker entitlements

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering a better, fairer workplace relations system – with the passage of the Protecting Worker Entitlements Bill through Parliament today.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 22 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

$3.5 million TAFE Engineering and Trade Workshop boosts Mount Isa job opportunities

•    The $3.5 million Mount Isa Engineering and Trade Training Modernisation project includes the refurbishment of the existing trade workshop at the local TAFE Queensland campus.…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 June 2023

Ministers:

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

New ABS labour force figures

After a year in office the number of Australians in work remains at record highs under the Albanese Labor Government – and for the first time ever, the number of employed people in Australia…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Australia commits to international standards on child labour and stamping out violence and harassment at work

The Australian Government has ratified two international treaties that deliver greater workplace protection to vulnerable workers.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Delivering the skills for workers, businesses and the economy

The Albanese Labor Government has delivered three more Jobs and Skills Councils to help address skills shortages and broader workforce challenges, covering manufacturing, transport and logistics…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 14 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

A Better Bargaining System for Australian Workers

Australian workers now have access to a better workplace bargaining system that will help lift wages, improve job security and close the gender pay gap.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 6 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP

Enhanced Protections and Safeguards for PALM scheme workers

The Albanese Labor Government is strengthening workplace protections for Pacific workers in Australia.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 5 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Tony Burke MP
  • The Hon Pat Conroy MP

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