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Education assistance for industry on Workchoices.



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Hon Kevin Andrews MP Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service

MEDIA RELEASE

25 January, 2006

Media Release

Education assistance for industry on Workchoices The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, has today announced the release of a tender to develop a national network of industry-based advisors capable of delivering advice on the application of the WorkChoices reform.

The WorkChoices Employer Advisor Programme (EAP) is only one element of a wider information and education campaign that will ensure all workers, their families and employers are aware of the changes and receive information about how WorkChoices may affect them.

The aim of the EAP is to ensure that there are advisors around Australia, including rural and regional areas, able to educate and assist employers to implement the reforms on an industry basis.

“The Government has a responsibility to provide reliable information and practical assistance to industry on how WorkChoices affects business operations,” said Mr Andrews. “We recognise that by tendering for these services we can supplement existing resources and harness specific industry-based knowledge.”

Organisations are invited to tender to provide an innovative, responsive and resource effective model to achieve the objective of the programme. In preparing their tenders, tenderers should explore a range of methods for accessing and communicating with employers, including employers from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds.

The Request for Tender documentation can be accessed from www.tenders.gov.au. All enquiries regarding the details in the Request for Tender are to be via e-mail and directed to: wceap@dewr.gov.au.

For further information contact: Ian Hanke 0409 715 861