Government starts public consultation to build a world class employment system

Tue 11 December 2012

Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis today released the 2015 Issues Paper titled ‘Employment Services – building on success’.

The release of the Issues Paper marks the start of a public consultation process on how employment services including Job Services Australia and Disability Employment Services should be delivered past July 2015.

 “We want to build the ultimate model for the future of Job Services Australia and want to hear from industry, employers and the sector about how we can build an even better system for job seekers and employers,” Minister Ellis said.

“Our reform to the sector has made huge gains in getting more Australians, including our most disadvantaged Australians into work, but there’s still more to do and we are always looking for ways to get better results.”

Key themes of the issues paper includes:

  • · Meeting the needs of job seekers
  • · Working in partnership with employers
  • · Stronger partnerships with other services
  • · New ideas for a better system
  • · Less red tape

DEEWR will begin consultation forums from early next year until 15 March 2013. These consultations will engage with job seekers, employers and employment service providers.

For more information and to download or comment on the issues paper visit the DEEWR website.

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