Labor claims government underspent on Tafe training and apprentices

The Federal Opposition has accused the Morrison government of shortchanging Tafe and training by underspending in vocational and training programs. The education department revealed in its 2018-19 annual report that it had spent less than what was budgeted in the last financial year, which had contributed to a combined almost $1 billion underspent since 2014.…

Large numbers of Newstart receipients lose payments as many not fulfilling obligations

The federal government has warned Australia’s job seekers claiming Centrelink’s Newstart Allowance to meet their obligations, as many are being penalised for not fulfilling requirements. Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has released data showing a large number of people looking for work while on the payment have been suspended, for not meeting obligations including missing…

EXCLUSIVE: Michaelia Cash: “Any job is a good job.”

CLICK HERE & WATCH “Left Behind” series (Part 4)  The Federal Minister For Employment, Michaelia Cash says although WA’s youth unemployment figures are “disappointing”, she expressed optimism that Western Australians are ready for work due to the high participation rate. During an exclusive twenty three minutes interview with reporter Ivan Leung, Minister Cash has responded…

New WA Cyber Research Centre To Boost Online Security

Australia will boost its national capability in cyber security research, develop and commercialisation with a new cyber security centre in Western Australia. The $140 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre based at Edith Cowan University (ECU) will build Australia’s cyber security abilities and develop solutions to ensure the safety of Australians and businesses. “We want…

Cash Staffer Resigns After Informing Media About AWU Raids

A member of Michaelia Cash’s office has resigned after knowing about federal police raids on Australian Workers Union (AWU) offices despite the minister’s claims she had no knowledge of it. The employment minister told a Senate Estimates committee on Wednesday her senior media advisor had quit after confessing she tipped off journalists about impending raids…