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Cutting red tape to help Australians into work

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Friday 21 September 2012 Media Release

The Hon Kate Ellis MP [link:/ellis]

• Minister for Employment Participation • Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care

Red tape will be cut to allow employment service providers to get on with the job of helping Australians into jobs under recommendations put forward in a report commissioned by the Australian Government.

Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis today said the Government will immediately move to implement recommendations outlined in the Final Report of the Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability released

today.

“We responded to calls from industry to seek out and cut administrative burden and established an advisory panel to recommend the most effective way of achieving this,” Minister Ellis said.

“We’re now taking the next step, and work has already started on implementing a number of the recommendations.

“While we will not compromise on accountability, the Advisory Panel has identified ways we can remove unnecessary red tape to free up employment service providers so they spend less time filling out government paperwork and more time helping people into work.

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“I thank all the stakeholders who participated in the consultation process - their valued input has played a really important role in shaping the recommendations of the Final Report."

Minister Ellis released the report at a visit with Jobs Australia staff and CEO David Thompson who has been a long term advocate for reducing administrative burden.

“I also want to thank Susan Pascoe AM, chair of the Advisory Panel, as well as Su McCluskey and Myles McGregor-Lowndes for their work, and I encourage stakeholders to provide feedback on the recommendations," Minister Ellis said.

“I urge all providers to be active participants and work with us to build a stronger, more efficient and accountable employment services system for the future.”

The Final Report and the Government’s initial response will be published on the DEEWR website for public review for comment till the 23 November 2012. Feedback can be submitted via APESAA@deewr.gov.au [link:mailto:APESAA@deewr.gov.au].

A copy of the Final Report and Government’s initial response to the Advisory Panel’s recommendations is available at http://www.deewr.gov.au/employment/pages/apesaa.aspx [link:http://www.deewr.gov.au/employment/pages/apesaa.aspx].

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