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Employment Services 2015-2020
By the SAS Group team
The Federal Department of Employment has released an Exposure Draft of a proposed Request for Tender for Employment Services 2015-2020. The purpose of this document is to obtain comments and feedback that will inform the Request for Tender and process for funding Employment Services 2015-2020.
The Government is investing $5.1 billion over the next three years in the Employment Services. The objectives are to better meet the needs of employers; increase Job Seeker activation by removing the option of passive welfare and introducing stronger Mutual Obligation requirements; increase job outcomes for unemployed Australians with specific targets for Indigenous Job Seekers and reduce service prescription and cut ‘red tape’.
Radio reveal: How not to communicate good news
By Rebecca Manley, Consultant
Earlier this week a Brisbane radio show’s listeners were told of a baby’s test results before the parents, prompting outrage at the hospital involved for their seemingly peculiar sense of priorities.
In a bizarre interview with Brisbane’s 4BC radio regarding an earlier incident where a three-week-old boy was undergoing tests for HIV after he was given the wrong bottle by a nurse, the hospital’s Acting Executive Director revealed “…the results are all clear. We will be communicating it officially immediately.”
NSW State Budget delivered
New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Andrew Constance MP, has delivered his budget speech, declaring “New South Wales is back in the game".
NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance declared: “We are now in control of the NSW Budget, it is no longer controlling us.”
PR coup to PR fail: What went wrong with the Jamie & Woolworths perfect partnership
By Lisa Carter, Media Consultant
Jamie Oliver. The mere mention of his name conjured up thoughts of sustainable farming, healthy school tuckshops, honourable programs to help disadvantaged youngsters, and of course, fresh, simple home-cooked food.
So who better to spearhead an Australian supermarket campaign focusing on “bringing better, healthier, affordable fresh food to life for everyday Australians, giving them the information and confidence to prepare great tasting fresh meals at home”? Right?
Queensland Government Budget
The Queensland Government will seek $25 billion in private investment as part of its drive to pay down the state's debt and recover its Triple A Credit rating.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls handed down his third Budget today – the last one before the Newman Government is due to face voters at an election in March next year.
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