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Mark Arbib Spinning out of control, but where was Kate Lundy?

Senator Humphries has shrugged off an attack on him in Question Time today by the Minister for Employment Participation, saying it tries to divert attention from Labor’s embarrassment over its treatment of Canberra. “This was a ridiculous attempt by Minister Arbib to cover up Labor’s failure to deliver for the ACT,” said Senator Humphries. Minister […]

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Question Time, Mark Arbib comments, Canberra

Senator HUMPHRIES (Australian Capital Territory) (6:22 PM) —I want to make a brief contribution to this debate. I want to commend the Senate Economics References Committee for its report on the government’s economic stimulus initiatives. Like Senator Macdonald, I would like to draw attention to the flawed thinking which is evident in the way the […]

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Mark Arbib out of his depth: Dodging questions on accountability – Gary Humphires

Following questions from Senator Gary Humphries, it is once again very clear that Mark Arbib is out of his depth and that the Federal Government is more focused on spin and not accountability. “Today I asked Government Service Delivery Minister Mark Arbib about the processes that would stop waste and mismanagement in the Government’s scheme […]

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Hon Mark Arbib – Government Releases National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy

Joint Media Release with The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services The Minister for Employment Participation, Senator Mark Arbib, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, Bill Shorten, today announced the release of the Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy. The Strategy sets out a […]

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$32 m to help close the gap in education, training and employment

The Acting Minister for Education, Senator Mark Arbib, today announced $32 million in funding to improve access to education and training for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote or rural regions. Through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program (IYMP), participants aged 16 to 24 relocate to take advantage of post secondary education […]

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National Literacy & Numeracy Week: Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards — 2009 Winners

Acting Minister for Education, Senator Mark Arbib, today announced the winners and runners-up of the 2009 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. The announcement of Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards marks the end of National Literacy and Numeracy Week. The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is a highly valued event within National Literacy and Numeracy Week, helping students to […]

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ABS figures show a downward trend in industrial disputes – Fair Work Act

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib Minister for Employment Participation Acting Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today show that in 2008–09, industrial disputes totalled 13.3 working days lost per thousand employees compared to 17.4 working days lost per thousand employees in 2007–08. Viewed 5957 times by […]

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Jobs fund to support over 190 jobs in Western Australia

The Rudd Government today announced the first funding to be provided in Western Australia under the Government’s $650 million Jobs Fund, to support jobs in communities hardest hit by the global economic recession. In Western Australia, $4.5 million will be provided for 6 projects that will support over 190 jobs and 60 work experience positions, […]

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