Tag : Eric Abetz

Charity Sector Speaks Out Against FITS Bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th June 2018 -  The charity sector has voiced its concerns about the government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill at a Parliamentary Joint Committee hearing, warning of the

Pressure Mounts to Drop Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th September 2016 -  Pressure on the government to drop the marriage equality plebiscite is mounting as the opposition leader has introduced a private member’s bill to the lower house calling on the

Plebiscite Pushback

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  Australia is reportedly set to have its say on the issue of same-sex marriage in February 2017. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday the plebiscite will be held in February

New Tools for Retrenched Workers

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 7th September 2015 -  The Federal Government has released a set of online resources to help retrenched workers get back on their feet. On Friday, Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, launched…

Unemployment Not Due to Lack of Motivation

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 6th March 2015 -  Victoria’s peak welfare body has hit back at comments made by the Abbott Government’s Minister for Employment where he called on unemployed Australians to “have…

800,000 Aussies Looking for Work

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 16th February 2015 -  They were elected on a platform of creating more jobs but the Abbott Government is now facing the highest unemployment rate since 2002. Figures released recently by the Australian…

Govt Backs Down on 40 Jobs a Month Plan

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The Federal Government has backed down on its controversial proposal to require unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to keep receiving the dole, instead releasing…
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