The federal government has ended the commercial arrangement with celebrity builder Scott Cam to spruik apprenticeships forgoing the remainder of his $347,000 taxpayer-funded salary as national careers ambassador due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Government has announced $200,000 for a new research project to look at mental health support and services for international students, including identifying the challenges in engaging students with services following criticism by those involved in the international education sector about a lack of a systematic approach to mental health service provision for international students.
The study, conducted by the Ba
nkwest Curtin Economics Centre , found that 35 per cent of no n-English-speaking migrant workers were considered over- qualified for their jobs, comp ared to 10 per cent of Austral ian-born employees. Report au thor Alan Duncan of Curtin Uni versity said improved skills, coupled with better education and training, could add $6 bil lion to Australia’s economy.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg wants people to work longer to minimise the economic burden of older, unemployed Australians on the budget. In order to do so they will have to undertake upskilling to participate in the job market until retiring.