Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) introduced an Information Publication Scheme (IPS) which requires Australian Government agencies to publish certain information on a website from 1 May 2011.
The purpose of this website is to ensure the Department of Employment fulfills the requirements of the IPS by allowing you to search and access the information the department is required to publish.
The Department’s functions and powers
The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces. The Administrative Arrangements Order lists matters dealt with by the department as well as legislation administered by the Department on behalf of the Minister. In addition, there are a number of administrative programmes. Details of programmes can be found on the department's website.
Other information you can find on this website includes:
- the department’s Publication Plan
- the department’s organisational chart is available on the About the Department page.
- the department's annual reports
- details of current consultations being run by the department including terms and conditions
- information the department routinely provides to Parliament including details of statutory appointments
- the department’s Disclosure Log
- the department’s operational information