The Hon Di Farmer MP

  • Minister for Employment and Small Business
  • Minister for Training and Skills Development
  • Minister for Youth Justice

Filter Di Farmer's releases

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

Communique of meeting of Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers

Senior officials observed the meeting for the Western Australian Government

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 17 November 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • The Hon Steve Whan MP
  • The Hon Blair Boyer MP
  • The Hon Felix Ellis MP
  • The Hon Di Farmer MP
  • Hon Joel Bowden MLA
  • Chris Steel MLA
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MP

Communique - Skills Ministers Meeting

Senior officials observed the meeting for the New South Wales Government

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 25 August 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

Doorstop - Queensland TAFE, Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Subjects: Fee-Free TAFE places, Energy apprenticeships, National Skills Agreement, Commonwealth Games, Youth crime.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 18 July 2023

Ministers:

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

Queensland: the new energy state

Queensland is leading the uptake of the Albanese Government’s New Energy Apprenticeships, highlighting how critical the clean energy industry is for the State.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 18 July 2023

Ministers:

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

Transcript - ABC Brisbane radio with Loretta Ryan and Craig Zonca

Topics: Fee-Free TAFE and VET places; Skills shortage; New Energy Apprentices; Investment in skills training, The Voice referendum.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 18 July 2023

Ministers:

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

$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

Communique of meeting of Federal, State and Territory Skills Ministers

Federal, State and Territory Skills and Training Ministers met in Darwin to progress negotiations towards a new National Skills Agreement (NSA) to support a modern and responsive skills sector.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 May 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

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

More Fee-Free TAFE and VET places for Queenslanders in 2023

The Australian and Queensland Governments will take immediate action to deliver more Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education places for Queenslanders in 2023.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 12 December 2022

Ministers:

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