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Brisbane public hearing to examine issues for multicultural communities and service providers: Workforce Australia Committee

House of Representatives 2 mins read

The Select Committee on Workforce Australia Employment Services will seek evidence from service providers and from peak bodies representing Australia’s multicultural, migrant, and refugee communities at a public hearing in Brisbane on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

This follows site visits in Brisbane and far North Queensland, which will enable the Committee to gain further insight into the design and delivery of the employment service system in regional Australia.

Committee Chair, Mr Julian Hill MP, said “Frankly, Australia can do much better in engaging multicultural communities to boost the country’s economic prosperity. I represent one of the most diverse electorates and am particularly concerned at evidence that employment services are not adequately supporting migrants in securing skilled work to harness their talents.

“The Committee will also continue to listen carefully to the insights of employment service providers—including Sarina Russo, yourtown, and Workways Australia—to identify elements of the system which drive behaviours incompatible with high quality services and meaningful employment outcomes.”

Further information about the inquiry, including Terms of Reference, future public hearings, published submissions and hearing transcripts, is available on the inquiry website.

Public hearing details

6 June 2023

1.00pm – 3.30pm

Committee Room 3, Queensland Parliament
2A George Street, Brisbane City       

Multicultural Australia
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
Sarina Russo Job Access
Workways Australia

A live audio broadcast of the hearing will be available via the Parliament’s Watch, Read, Listen website.

Media inquiries

Mr Julian Hill MP, Chair:  (03) 9791 7770

For background information

Committee Secretariat: (02) 6277 2220


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