Workplace Relations

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Workplace Relations.

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review Consultation May – June 2018

News | 1 April 2019

In May 2018, the Department released a Traffic Light Bulletin on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists, and held a period of public consultation.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the December Quarter is now available

News | 29 March 2019

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining (Trends) 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.

Updates to the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

News | 11 March 2019

The Department of Home Affairs published updates to the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, and the Regional Occupation List on 11 March 2019.

Migrant Workers Taskforce report released

News | 7 March 2019

The Migrant Workers Taskforce was established in 2016 as part of the Government’s commitment to protect vulnerable workers. It was asked to identify further proposals for improvements in law, law enforcement and investigation, and other practical measures to more quickly identify and rectify any...

Small businesses invited to have their say on faster payment times

News | 12 February 2019

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is inviting small business owners to have their say on the implementation of a new national business payments reporting framework.

Supporting workers facing retrenchment

News | 4 January 2019

When an industry experiences structural change, it may mean that businesses have to restructure and this can be a stressful time. To help both employers and employees during this time, the Australian Government has released the Redundancy Information Statement.

'Tis the season… to check staff entitlements

News | 12 December 2018

Christmas often means extra work, especially for staff in the retail and hospitality sectors, and many look forward to a bit more in their pay as a result. Employers are encouraged to make sure their staff are receiving all their entitlements and sharing in the Christmas cheer.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the June Quarter 2018 is now available

News | 16 November 2018

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining (Trends) 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.

Australian Government to provide more support for farmers and regional economies

News | 6 November 2018

Nudging franchisees towards more informed decisions

News | 2 November 2018

A behavioural economics trial is being developed to help potential franchisees make a more informed decision before entering into a franchise agreement.

Senate Inquiry into Non-conforming Building Products

News | 21 August 2018

Government Response to Interim Report: Protecting Australians from the threat of asbestos.

Helping small businesses go digital and grow

News | 6 July 2018

Small businesses around Australia now have access to individual support to grow their digital capabilities. ...

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the March Quarter 2018 is now available

News | 5 July 2018

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining (Trends) 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.

Government submission to the Fair Work Commission’s 2016-17 annual wage review

News | 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.

Customised data requests from external stakeholders

News | 19 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...

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the June Quarter 2017 is now available

News | 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.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the December Quarter 2016 is now available

News | 24 April 2017

Australian Government Response to 'Seasonal change' report tabled

News | 16 February 2017

Unpaid Work Experience in Australia Report, December 2016

News | 22 December 2016

Non-quantifiable wage increases in federal enterprise agreements

News | 7 October 2016

Supporting Working Parents website and online resources

News | 30 July 2015

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

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

News | 24 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.

Important improvements to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

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.