The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

  • Minister for Skills and Training

The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP was sworn in as Minister for Skills and Training on 1 June 2022.

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Transcript - Press conference, Darwin

Subjects: Foundation skills training, NAIDOC Week, Voice to Parliament.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 5 July 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy MP
  • Luke Gosling OAM, MLA
  • The Hon Paul Kirby MLA

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
  • The Hon Chris Steel MLA
  • The Hon Gayle Tierney MP

Transcript - Press Conference, Melbourne

Topics: Skills and Workforce Ministerial Council Meeting; Fee-Free TAFE and VET.

Release type: Transcript

Date: 30 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor 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

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

International Labour Organization - Plenary Address, Advancing Social Justice

Distinguished representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers groups from around the world.

Release type: Speech

Date: 13 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

Speech - NECA electrotech industry lunch

(Check against delivery) Thank you to the National Electrical and Communications Association for inviting me to speak. 

Release type: Speech

Date: 8 June 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP

First Jobs and Skills Council to focus on agribusiness open for business

The Albanese Government’s first Jobs and Skills Council (JSC) is now up and running, which will help the agribusiness sector get the skilled workers they need.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 31 May 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator the Hon Murray Watt

VET key to tackling regional skills shortages

The latest quarterly Labour Market Update released by Jobs and Skills Australia reveals skills shortages are…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 30 May 2023

Ministers:

  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP