Employment

May 2017

Program for parents to return to the workforce expanded – May 2017

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Training, Politics, Australian Politics,

The federal Government says it will invest $263 million to provide training and support to assist thousands of Australian parents return to the workforce.

July 2016

New award rates from 1 July 2016 – July 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Industrial Relations,

The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a reminder to businesses and their advisers to check changes to new industry award rates and allowances which came into effect on 1 July 2016.

Tougher rules for 457 visas – July 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Politics, Elections, Social and Community,

The ALP says a Labor government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.

Whyalla steel package offered – July 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Industrial Relations, Politics, Trade and industry,

The Federal Coalition has promised steelmaker Arrium a $49.2 million lifeline which it says will protect around 2,700 jobs in South Australia.

June 2016

Labor promises more apprenticeships – June 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Training, Politics, Elections,

The ALP says a Labor Government after July 2 will boost apprenticeships across the country, giving more Australians the opportunity to gain real skills and a good job.

May 2016

Government reviewing alternative service delivery models – May 2016

Filed under: Employment and Education, Education, Employment, Politics, Australian Politics,

The federal Government has released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into introducing competition and informed user choice into human services.

Not for Profit sector Parliament and Politics - May 2016: Federal Budget 2016 - Youth employment

Filed under: Employment and Education, Employment, Training, Politics, Budget,

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie ACOSS CEO said, “We are very pleased to see the new approach to helping young people into paid work.”

October 2015

Pay and entitlements tool – October 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has developed a new online ‘Pay and Conditions Tool’ to enable users to calculate award employee’s pay and entitlements.

August 2014

Employment: Government blames Senate delays

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped by 0.3 percentage points to 6.4 per cent in July as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Employment: Exposure Draft for new Job Service Provider agreements published

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

The federal Government has published an Exposure Draft of the employment services purchasing arrangements that will apply for five years from 1 July next year.

Employment: Government launches older workers subsidy program

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has formally launched the $524.8 million Restart Program under which employers will receive up to $10,000 over two years if they hire someone 50 years old or over who has been on social security for at least six months.

July 2014

Employment: Payment conditions tightened for jobseekers - 4 July 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

Assistant Minister for Employment, Luke Hartsuyker has announced new rules which he said would ensure job seekers are doing all they can to find a job.

June 2014

Employment: Labor says Government ending mutual obligation for job seekers - 20 June 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Employment,

Shadow employment minister Brendan O’Connor says the onerous conditions being placed on young job seekers means that Prime Minister Tony Abbott will oversee the death of mutual obligation.