A$34.2 million of funding will be used to place workers in over 1,500 jobs across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, and tourism.
The Australian Taxation Office will penalise employers who fail to pay workers' superannuation after delaying its enforcement due to the pandemic.
Employees who experience miscarriage or still birth should also be provided with paid leave, said the Community and Public Sector Union.
The number of available jobs rose by 12,900 in January, an increase of 0.1% from December, according to Statistics Australia.
The majority of recruitment remains concentrated in capital cities, with the highest number of job ads in Sydney and Melbourne.
Workers employed in regional Australia last December was just 1% more than in December 2020, while job ads ballooned by 36%.
Some 22% of company boards also do not have a single woman on them, while less than one in five CEOs are female, a report has found.
About 49% of employers in the database of Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) pay super on their parental leave scheme.
The states of New South Wales and Victoria each added 32,000 and 25,000 to the employment numbers in late 2021, respectively.
The unions are asking employers to shoulder the cost of rapid tests until they are ideally provided free for everyone by the government.
Under more relaxed measures, only workers from some industries are allowed to return straight to work after recording a negative rapid antigen test.
The government plans to consult with industry, as well as the education and training sectors on ways to meet the country’s digital needs.
Professionals who have postponed their career moves during the pandemic are now quitting their jobs for better-paid ones.
The easing of restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria impacted the national jobs figures significantly, with employment rising in both states.
The survey of 760 human resource professionals also showed that 85% of workers in workplaces with vaccine mandates supported them.
The government hopes the tool can help ensure workforce policy and industry-specific workforce plans are data-driven.
In the next five years, more than nine out of 10 jobs in the country will also require post-school qualifications.
About 55,000 West Australians were opposed to getting the vaccine, with 39,000 of them being in jobs where COVID-19 vaccination was mandatory.
Working from home would remain part of the way the public service will operate in the future, said the Public Service Commissioner
JobTrainer provides access for those eligible to free or low-fee courses, preparing workers for fast-growing industries.
The state government plans to repeal the automatic compensation rights for essential workers under section 19B of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
The introduction of the regulation will abolish the current A$450 minimum threshold for workers to qualify for superannuation.
The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (Cosboa) said a standardised approach would offer clarity for small businesses.
The Reserve Bank of Australia noted that in sectors where wage growth was observed, it was largely due to earlier implemented wage cuts that were reversed.
To help workers, especially women, balance family and employment responsibilities, Labour has urged for a review of the “erosion” of part-time work.
Australia's Northern Territory has made it compulsory for anyone serving the public at work to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Some firms posted revenues that did not fall sufficiently enough to qualify, while others posted increased revenues over the period.
Some 71% of Australians support companies being forced to repay JobKeeper funds if they did not need it, according to a recent opinion survey.
From May to August, there was a loss of 175,000 casual jobs, which represented 72% of all the jobs lost across the labour market.
Healthcare staff in New South Wales (NSW) must be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by September 30, said NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.