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
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
Sarina Russo Job Access
A live audio broadcast of the hearing will be available via the Parliament’s Watch, Read, Listen website.
Mr Julian Hill MP, Chair: Julian.Hill.MP@aph.gov.au (03) 9791 7770
For background information
Committee Secretariat: (02) 6277 2220 email@example.com