Wayne Swan MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer
Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Human Services
Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare
The Gillard Government will create opportunities for more Australians, particularly the disadvantaged, under a major workforce participation package.
Australia’s economy is strong, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD.
The Government believes all Australians, regardless of their circumstances or where they live, should be able to share in the benefits of this strong economy, and enjoy the financial and social benefits of work.
Building Australia’s Future Workforce is a package of measures that:
Australian industries need more workers and many Australians need work.
Through this package the Government will reach out to disadvantaged and marginalised groups to ensure they have access to new opportunities.
In this package, the Government will:
Building Australia’s Future Workforce is designed to lift the skills of our workforce today and into the future and to provide disadvantaged Australians with the life and work skills they need to ensure they are not left behind.
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