Australian Government puts job seekers in driver’s seat to get into work

The Australian Government will make support available to fund assistance for job seekers across the country to get a driver’s licence in a move that will help address a significant barrier to many entering the workforce. Job seekers participating in employment services through a jobactive provider will be eligible to access increased support for driving…

THE AUSTRALIAN: Bridget ­McKenzie in push to move business and families to regions

BY Greg Brown Nationals minister Bridget ­McKenzie will develop a population policy to encourage businesses and families to move the bush as she outlines a vision for Australia to be the home of “great inland regional cities” underpinned by vibrant private industries. Senator McKenzie, who ­became Regionalisation Minister in the June cabinet shake-up after Barnaby…

HERALD SUN: Anti-logging protesters slammed for using toddler as a ‘political pawn’

BY Tamsin Rose Anti-logging protesters in East Gippsland have been slammed for placing a toddler in danger and using the child as a “political pawn”. Photos obtained by the Herald Sun show a small child wandering alone near heavy forestry machinery on April 9. CFMEU national secretary Michael O’Connor said it was not the first…