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Nov 18, 2014 Jobs Australia Annual Report 2013-14

In this report for 2013-2014 we report to our members and other stakeholders on our achievements with reference to the strategic directions set for Jobs Australia by the board of directors.

Nov 12, 2014 Are you interested in participating in our Benchmarking Project?

We are seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to take part in our Not-for-profit Benchmarking Project.

Oct 29, 2014 Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

Jobs Australia has chosen to respond to the main measures that this bill proposes to implement. The submission does not cover every amendment. A number of amendments are minor or technical in nature and Jobs Australia does not seek to express a view on those measures.

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.

Sep 02, 2014 Jobs Australia provides feedback on the Exposure Draft for ES 2015-2020

In responding to the Government's Exposure Draft on Employment Services for 2015-2020, Jobs Australia has expressed some support for certain features, but also highlighted some serious concerns about others.  We have also responded to the arrangements for NEIS.

Aug 08, 2014 Response to the Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform

Jobs Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important discussion. The Interim report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform raises many important issues. Unemployment – and, particularly, long-term unemployment – is a complex economic and social problem, with many different factors affecting the success or otherwise of interventions that aim to assist more people into work. The breadth of issues covered by the report reflects that complexity.

In this submission, we will offer some general remarks (Part 1) and then provide more detailed responses to specific questions (Part 2).


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.

Jul 29, 2014 Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bills (Budget measures 2014)

Jobs Australia has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment BIlls (No. 1 and No. 2), which implement budget measures including harsh new waiting periods for Newstart for applicants under 30 years of age.

Jun 30, 2014 State of Play: Federal Budget 2014-15

This Federal Budget edition of State of Play looks at the Coalition Government's key priority in returning the Budget to surplus as quickly as possible and the effect this is likely to have on Jobs Australia members and the clients they serve.

Jun 19, 2014 Tax-exempt body entertainment fringe benefits – webinar

You're invited to an upcoming webinar on Tax-exempt body entertainment fringe benefits to be held on Thursday June 26, 2014.