Fair Work Commission cuts Sunday penalty rates

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the independent Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for the retail, hospitality and fast-food industries was a result of Bill Shorten’s time as Workplace Relations Minister. “When the Opposition Leader was Workplace Relations Minister under a Gillard-Rudd-Labor Government, he specifically amended the…

New support for youth jobs

A new Federal Government incentive is now available to help local businesses hire additional staff. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the changes introduced through the Coalition Government’s jobactive PaTH Program would help local business hire young people in the community. New wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s new…

Giving youth a go through Jobs PaTH

The Turnbull Government is getting young Australians ready and able to join the workforce through the innovative Youth Jobs PaTH programme. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) would help increase young people’s job prospects by ensuring they were better prepared for the workplace, and encourages more businesses…