Announcement | 18 April 2018

Thanks to a Work for the Dole initiative, Bradley McAlister has developed employability skills and discovered newfound enjoyment working outdoors.

Announcement | 18 April 2018

Pride has been restored to the regional community of Gerard in South Australia thanks to a Work for the Dole initiative.

Announcement | 18 April 2018

Department of Jobs and Small Business releases the April edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Announcement | 16 April 2018

The Department of Jobs and Small Business has announced the outcomes of the Request for Tender for ParentsNext 2018–2021. A list of successful organisations is included as part of the Minister’s media release.

For further information, visit the Request for Tender for ParentsNext 2018–2021 page

Announcement | 16 April 2018

Applications are closed for Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020.

For further information, visit the Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020 page.

Announcement | 13 April 2018

jobactive has reached the one million job placement milestone!

Every day since 1 July 2015, jobactive and its network of providers have helped employers find staff and job seekers find jobs.

That huge number represents so many individuals who are thriving now that they have a job. Watch this highlights video to meet some of the many people who found work with the help of jobactive.

To find out how jobactive can help you get a job or hire staff visit the jobactive website.

Announcement | 9 April 2018

Bouchra was keen to work after the birth of her second child but was finding it an uphill battle. ParentsNext connected her with other parents and courses which helped her consider trying a new career path.

Announcement | 4 April 2018

The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative qualitative research fieldwork will take place in April 2018. The project gathers the views and experiences of participants who have been part of the initiative through the New Enterprise Incentives Scheme or the Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshops.  

The fieldwork is being conducted by Wallis Market and Social Research on behalf of the Department. If you are contacted by Wallis Market and Social Research about this research, we encourage you to participate. Your views could assist the Department in improving services for people looking to start their own business.

Announcement | 22 January 2018

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash today announced work is commencing on shaping future employment services when the current arrangements end in mid-2020.

Announcement | 22 January 2018

Applications are now open for the Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020.

Announcement | 19 December 2017

The Government has lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s 2016-17 Annual Wage Review to be considered by the Expert Panel.

Announcement | 27 November 2017

Job Jumpstart is a new Government website that enables young people to take control of their job search and career planning.

Announcement | 20 November 2017

The Department encourages and responds to customised data requests from external stakeholders. In the interest of an evidence-based understanding of issues pertaining to the content of enterprise agreements and wider access by the public to Workplace Agreements Database (WAD) data from December 2017, the Department will make the data prepared for the customised requests available to other parties on request. A monthly list of customised data will be published on the Workplace Agreements Database page. The original requestor’s information or the purpose of the request will not be published. The Customised data request form has been amended to this effect.

Announcement | 20 October 2017

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Announcement | 12 September 2017

New measures to increase access to the Seasonal Worker Programme for employers and seasonal workers have been announced by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP at the Pacific Islands Forum in Apia, Samoa.

Announcement | 28 August 2017

As part of the Government's Working Age Payment Reforms, a Career Transition Assistance Program will be trialled in five regions around Australia, before being rolled out nationally from July 2020.

Announcement | 7 August 2017

A consultation paper was released for comment on the Prison to Work – Employment Service Offer on 7 August 2017.

Announcement | 30 June 2017

Announcement | 11 May 2017

For the first time the Department of Employment has released jobactive caseload data on youth, Indigenous and refugee job seekers. The data will help businesses to find and recruit a diverse local workforce and improve employment opportunities for vulnerable job seekers.

Announcement | 9 May 2017

On Tuesday 9 May the Treasurer the Hon Scott Morrison handed down the 2017–18 Budget.