International Women’s Day – Helping women get to work

With today marking International Women’s Day, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP has welcomed the announced expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Turnbull Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Turnbull Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in…

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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…

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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…

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Pre-schoolers can learn a second language

Young children have the opportunity to learn a second language before they start school, with preschools and child care centres in Forde encouraged to sign up to the Turnbull Government’s popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the ELLA program was open nationally for the first…

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