Peninsula Animal Aid
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Politics

Boost for Employment Advice Services


Wednesday, 9th June 2010 at 2:05 pm
Lina Caneva, Editor
The Federal Government announces an assistance package for Community Based Employment Advice Services

Wednesday, 9th June 2010
at 2:05 pm
Lina Caneva, Editor


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Boost for Employment Advice Services
Wednesday, 9th June 2010 at 2:05 pm

 

The Federal Government has announced an assistance package for Community Based Employment Advice Services that deliver workplace services and advice for workers.

The funding of $1.2 million over two years will be shared across existing services, including the Working Women’s Centres in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland and the Employment Law Centre of Western Australia. 
 
Speaking at the Employment Law Centre in Perth, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard  said that these organisations provide services like a telephone advice service; self-help information sessions for people representing themselves before Fair Work Australia; an evening legal advice service; community legal education and a research service.

The Minister says these Not for Profit organisations play a valuable role in providing advice, assistance and information to Australians who experience difficulties in asserting and exercising their workplace rights. 

Gillard says the funding will provide certainty for staff and the thousands of people each year who use these services.

The Government says it will further develop Community Based Employment Advice Services, by working with the State governments to:

  • In future provide a more even and secure funding base for the Community Based Employment Advice Services to be based on triennial agreements,
  • Explore the possibility of new centres in those states where none exist,
  • Make funding more consistent across all centres, and
  • Establish consistency across the centres so that things like staff exchange programs, information sharing, referral protocols and access to training and support can happen.

For more information on workplace relations advisory services, go to  www.fwo.gov.au or call 13 13 94. 

 


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Dead Fish, Criminal Bankers, Aged Care Abuse – Where are the Regulators?

David Crosbie

Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 8:46 am

Domestic Violence Funding Leaves Behind Migrant and Refugee Women

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at 4:51 pm

Investing in People Who Make a Difference

David Crosbie

Thursday, 31st January 2019 at 8:54 am

icare foundation’s Quality of Life Fund Now Open

Contributor

Thursday, 31st January 2019 at 7:15 am

POPULAR

Culturally Diverse People With Disability Struggling to Engage With NDIS

Luke Michael

Friday, 8th February 2019 at 4:42 pm

‘Toxic’ Amnesty Workplace Sparks Criticism of Australian Social Sector Culture

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 5:29 pm

Major Brands Unite to Launch Zero-Waste Shopping Platform

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 5th February 2019 at 4:37 pm

Program Looks to Halve Electricity Costs for Charities

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at 4:26 pm

Peninsula Animal Aid
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!