Victoria’s economy continues to perform strongly – recording the highest annual jobs growth of all the states – and creating nearly half a million jobs for Victorians since the Victorian Government was first elected.
Since the introduction of the WA Government’s WA Jobs Act in October 2018, about 2,700 local jobs and 134 local apprenticeships have been created across seven government projects.
More than 100 Queenslanders a day found work in January 2019, with a total of 3,500 jobs created in Queensland in January 2019, according to ABS Labour Force Data.
Work is underway on the $33.5 million replacement of the Berth 3 deck and fender at the Port of Port Hedland, a project that will create almost 50 local jobs.
Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady in December 2018 at 5.0 per cent, from a revised November 2018 figure, according to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
More than 80 per cent of young people in Central and North Queensland believe the coal sector and the jobs it creates are critical to the state’s economy, particularly regional Queensland.
Additional resources for the construction watchdog highlight the stark reality of the drain on employers and the national economy from unions’ recidivist law-breaking behaviour, says Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA.
The Australian Government has sought to clarify the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to the application of Australia’s workplace laws regarding casual employment.
“The Federal Government’s announcement of a review of the VET sector in Australia is both welcome and long overdue,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, has said.
The $12.6 million first stage of the Territory Government’s fast-tracked government school at Zuccoli will support 120 construction jobs over the next year.