News | 25 March 2015

On 25 March 2015 the Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, introduced a Bill to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

News | 18 March 2015

On 4 March 2015, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, announced that the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne will be undertaking a Workplace Gender and Equality Strategy project to assist around 10 organisations to meet their gender equality goal.

News | 10 December 2014

Minister for Employment, Senator Abetz acknowledged the Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (ACCI) achievement in increasing employment opportunities in the Pacific, through the Pacific Growth Employment Project.

News | 22 October 2014

Important improvements to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme announced.

News | 16 September 2014

The Department of Employment is seeking input from current and future users on the type of homepage (Dashboard) information they would like to see in the new web based Employment Services System.

News | 13 August 2014

Information sessions on the Australian Government’s 2015-2020 employment services model have been completed.

News | 25 July 2014

The Exposure Draft of the Employment Services 2015-2020 Purchasing Arrangements will be available at from 9 am, Monday 28 July 2014.

News | 16 July 2014

The Prime Minister and Minister Hartsuyker joined together in Sydney on Friday to officially launch the Restart programme.

News | 1 July 2014

A number of new Australian Government employment initiatives start on 1 July 2014

News | 30 June 2014

The Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job programme commences on 1 July 2014. Information on the programme is now available for job seekers, employers and employment services providers.

News | 5 June 2014

The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 2013-14 has lifted the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards.

News | 14 May 2014

On Tuesday 13 May the Treasurer the Hon Joe Hockey handed down the 2014-15 Budget.

News | 2 May 2014

Did you know that you can find the Seasonal Worker Programme on Twitter @SWPAustralia and on Facebook by searching for the Seasonal Worker Programme

News | 1 May 2014

The 9th annual Safe Work Australia Awards were held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on the 28 April 2014. The awards recognised individuals and organisations for outstanding contributions to work health and safety.

News | 22 April 2014

The Job Commitment Bonus will encourage long-term unemployed young Australians to find a job and keep it. The incentive will be available from 1 July 2014.

News | 24 March 2014

Departmental Statement 

News | 24 February 2014

Discussion paper for the review of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner is now available.

News | 20 November 2013

A series of quarterly Labour Market Assistance Outcomes reports are now available.