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May 14, 2015 Jobs Australia welcomes policy forward pikes

The national peak body for non-profit agencies that help unemployed people into work, Jobs Australia, has welcomed key measures in the 2015-16 Federal Budget.

Feb 25, 2015 Media Release - McClure Report opens the door to sensible discussion about Welfare to Work policies

Jobs Australia, the national peak body for the charitable and non-profit organisations that help unemployed Australians back to work, has welcomed the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform, headed by Patrick McClure.

Feb 23, 2015 Media Release: 4 Corners, ‘The Jobs Game’

Jobs Australia and its members are committed to a fair and transparent system that provides the best help possible to disadvantaged job seekers in preparing for and finding employment.

Oct 07, 2014 Employment Services Tender: Sensible changes but job seekers will still suffer

The CEO of Jobs Australia, the national peak body for non-profit employment services providers, Mr David Thompson AM, today welcomed the release of the Request For Tender for Employment Services 2015-2020, and particularly welcomed changes that have been made since the July Exposure Draft.


The CEO of Jobs Australia (the peak body for non-profit employment services), David Thompson AM, has welcomed the Forrest Review of Indigenous employment, but expressed caution about some of the recommendations and rejected the suggestion that Job Services Australia be scrapped.

Mar 28, 2014 Media Release: Jobs Australia Welcomes Red Tape Cuts to the Employment Services Sector

The national peak body for the non-profit organisations that assist unemployed people into work welcomes the Governments recent cuts to red tape and their commitment to delivering a more efficient and effective employment services system.

Feb 14, 2014 Media Release - Australia’s employment services system not equipped for automotive transition

The peak body for non-profit employment services providers, Jobs Australia, has warned that the nation’s publicly-funded employment services are too inflexible and inadequately resourced to deal with an influx of redundant workers from the car manufacturing sector.

Jan 31, 2014 Media release - Jobs peak raises alarm on youth unemployment

Jobs Australia, the national peak body for not for profit organisations that help unemployed people to find work, has called for the Commonwealth Government to continue to fund a specialised national youth transition service after the end of 2014 when current Youth Connections contracts cease.

Jan 23, 2014 Media Release - Helping more into work is the best approach to reducing welfare reliance

Employment services peak bodies, Jobs Australia and Disability Employment Australia, have encouraged the Government to look at helping more people into work to reduce welfare reliance, rather than tighten eligibility or reduce payment rates.

Nov 22, 2013 Media Release - Jobs Australia calls for massive reduction in red‐tape

The national peak body for the non-profit organisations that assist unemployed Australians into work has told the government that big changes are needed to reverse a 15% drop in employment outcomes.