Announcement | 17 February 2016

A further 19 organisations have been announced under the second round of the Government’s Transition to Work service, to help young people move into work or continue their education.

Announcement | 9 February 2016

The restoration of historic steam train locomotives has boosted tourist numbers to the old goldfields of Victoria and given job seekers new skills that will help them find jobs.

Announcement | 8 February 2016

On 8 February 2016, the Australian Government announced further expansion of the Seasonal Worker Programme, from primarily horticulture to the broader agricultural sector. Employers in a range of agriculture industries including cattle, sheep, grain and mixed enterprises will now be able to apply to be part of the Seasonal Worker Programme.

Announcement | 2 February 2016

The school children at Melton Specialist School in West Melbourne have a beautiful new school environment thanks to a group of participants in the Australian Government’s Work for the Dole programme and the support of their local community.

Announcement | 29 January 2016

The Australian Government has announced the first successful Transition to Work service providers to help more early school leavers become work ready and find work.

Announcement | 20 January 2016

The Government today announced it will immediately provide $500,000 for career transitioning assistance to support Queensland Nickel employees who have lost their jobs as a result of the company’s recent decisions.

Announcement | 15 January 2016

On 1 January 2016 the $13.5 million Engaging Early School Leavers measure announced in the 2015-16 Budget commenced.

Announcement | 4 January 2016

In Bacchus Marsh, West of Melbourne, the local community is benefiting from the hard work of participants in the Australian Government’s Work for the Dole programme who are upgrading the Maddingley Park clubhouse and grounds and restoring the popular adventure playground to its former glory.

Announcement | 30 December 2015

On 30 December 2015 Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, tabled the final report by the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Announcement | 23 December 2015

On 21 December 2015, Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, released the Producity Commission’s final report on the workplace relation framework.

Announcement | 22 December 2015

Announcement | 21 December 2015

The Government today announced a package of measures to assist workers who will lose their jobs from BlueScope Steel, in Port Kembla, NSW, Alinta Energy in, South Australia and Arrium (OneSteel) steelworks in Whyalla, South Australia.

Announcement | 4 December 2015

The Government has today announced a package of measures, including an Employment Facilitator, to assist workers who will lose their jobs as a result of the pending closure of Caterpillar Underground Mining in Burnie, Tasmania.

Announcement | 16 November 2015

Work for the Dole evaluation report released

Announcement | 13 November 2015

The Department of Employment this morning released the grant guidelines and application process for the new Empowering YOUth Initiatives.

Announcement | 2 November 2015

The future is a lot brighter for Australia’s native animals and plants thanks to the Mt Rothwell and its dedicated participants in the Australian Government’s Work for the Dole programme.

Announcement | 6 October 2015

On 1 October 2015 the Australian Government introduced the National Work Experience Programme.

Announcement | 21 September 2015

The Department of Employment is conducting a post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 in accordance with Australian Government best practice regulation requirements. 

Announcement | 8 September 2015

On 1 July 2015, the Australian Government introduced new employment services called jobactive to better meet the needs of job seekers and employers and improve job outcomes.

Announcement | 30 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, the Supporting Working Parents website and online resources were launched at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Announcement | 20 July 2015

A group of young Western Australian job seekers has been recognised for their contribution to a successful “virtual volunteering” Work for the Dole project jointly hosted by atWork Australia and the Carnamah Historical Society & Museum in WA.

Announcement | 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, jobactive is the Australian Government’s new way to help Australians into work and help employers find the right staff for their business.