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Young People Need a New Work Mindset

Wendy Williams, Friday, 25th November 2016 -  A “liberating” new report hopes to transform the work mindset and shift focus from jobs to skills in a bid to prepare young people for the future of work.   The New Work Mindset from the

Social Services Minister Denies Job Shortage

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Minister for Social Services Christian Porter says he does not “statistically” accept the gap between the number of people seeking employment and the number of available jobs. Speaking

Empowering YOUth Initiatives – Applications Now Open for Round Two Grant Funding

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th October 2016 -  The Department of Employment is seeking proposals for round two of Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Funding of up to $5 million for each idea is available for not-for-profit and non-government

NDIS Gives the ACT a Jobs Boost

Wendy Williams, Friday, 16th September 2016 -  The arrival of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is tipped to create more than 1,000 jobs in the ACT and boost the territory economy by up to $160 million a year, according to

Gender Pay Gap Narrows Year On Year

Wendy Williams, Friday, 19th August 2016 -  The gender pay gap in Australia has narrowed slightly year on year, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Figures released on Thursday show

Tasmanian Jobs to Surge with NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th July 2016 -  In Tasmania the National Disability Insurance Scheme will deliver up to 1,750 new full-time jobs in the next three years and $260 million in new economic activity, according to the…

SACOSS Welcomes SA Budget Jobs Focus But Says It Misses Vulnerable Australians

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th July 2016 -  The South Australia state budget provides a welcome boost to infrastructure and job creation but misses support for vulnerable Australians, according to SACOSS. The peak body welcomed

Coalition Pledges New Social Policy Funding

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 26th June 2016 -  Just one week out from the federal election the Coalition has pledged a range of new social policy funding including a $48 million injection to a Not for Profit education program and…

Searching for Young Social Pioneers

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd May 2016 -    The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has put out a call for the nation’s emerging social innovators, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and changemakers to help build their

Budget 2016: Budget Delay for Families Package is Chance to Get It Right

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  Peak body Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has said the deferral of the Jobs for Families Package in the budget provides an opportunity to “get the package right”. The package has been

Budget 2016: Welfare Safety Net But Sector Warns Budget Locks in Harsh Cuts

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  The federal government budget will establish a welfare safety net along with a $96.1 million fund aimed at reducing the number welfare recipients. But the welfare sector has warned

University Graduates Drive Jobs Growth

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 2nd May 2016 -  University graduates create new jobs and lift wages for workers who don’t have a university degree, according to new modelling. The peak body for the sector, Universities Australia,
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