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Labor’s ‘efficiencies’ are job cuts

The Liberal Party says more public service job cuts are on their way from the Gillard Government. ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries has called on federal Labor to outline where the half-billion dollars of so-called ‘efficiencies’ from the public service will be found. Viewed 64489 times by 2512 viewers

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Evidence stacks up against Labor on construction watchdog

The head of the independent construction watchdog, the Australian Building & Construction Commission (“ABCC”), today confirmed that the level of unlawful activity on building sites is on the rise. ABCC Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd, told a Senate Estimates committee that within the last six months there had been “an increase in unlawful conduct”. Mr Lloyd […]

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Rudd Government invests $970 m in high quality early childhood education

Joint Media Release with The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, and the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, Kate Ellis, today announced that all State and Territory governments have signed on to the Rudd Government’s $970 million Universal […]

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Individual Flexibility Arrangements from Julia Gillard

The Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard is pleased that the use of Individual Flexibility Agreements in enterprise bargaining under the new Fair Work regime is delivering for Australian employers and employees. Analysis of the Individual Flexibility Arrangements (IFA) contained in the first 81 enterprise agreements lodged show that most have utilised the […]

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Julia Gillard – Good Practice Guide to assist international colleges

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today said that details of the best performing international college providers will be made available so that all colleges can learn from best practice. Ms Gillard was speaking at the opening of the two-day International Student Roundtable which began at Parliament House in Canberra this morning. The Roundtable will […]

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Julia Gillard – Parents will receive individual student reports from today

From today, parents of students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 that sat the 2009 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will receive a report on their child’s individual performance. Parents will receive a Student Report (format attached below) which will outline their child’s performance on an achievement scale for each assessment […]

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Julia Gillard – Rudd Government welcomes Roundtable results

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today thanked the 31 international students who have participated in the two-day Roundtable at Parliament House and said she looks forward to their representatives accompanying her to the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE) later this month. Ms Gillard acknowledged the students’ hard work and thoughtful response […]

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Julia Gillard – Congratulations to Australia’s Skillaroos

Education Minister Julia Gillard today congratulated Australia’s Skillaroos, whose outstanding performance at the International WorldSkills Competition held in Calgary has earned them 12 medals. Australia’s Skillaroos are made up of 26 apprentices, trainees and vocational education and training students aged 23 and under who were medallists in the 2008 Australian National WorldSkills Competition. They each […]

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Labour force/Employment figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Labour force figures released today (10/9/09) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the unemployment rate remained steady in August at 5.8 per cent. The result is below market expectations which had been at 5.9 per cent. The result indicates that Australian companies continue to take steps to keep workers and where possible translate […]

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CEO Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today announced the appointment of Dr Peter Hill as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Dr Hill, currently Senior Advisor to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, has more than 20 years experience in the fields of curriculum and assessment. He is […]

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