Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
The Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business was a short-lived department of the Government of Australia in existence between 2019 and 2020, charged with the responsibility for employment, job services and the labour market, small business, and deregulation. The Department was established on 29 May 2019 and reported to the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash. The head of the department was the Secretary of the previous Department of Jobs and Small Business, Kerri Hartland.
|Formed||29 May 2019|
|Dissolved||1 February 2020|
|Jurisdiction||Commonwealth of Australia|
Some of the election commitments of the Morrison Government which the Department had oversight of implementing, following the 2019 election, included the creation of 1.25 million jobs, 250,000 new small businesses and 80,000 apprenticeships over 5 years.
The department, except its small business functions, merged with the Department of Education to form the Department of Education, Skills and Employment on 1 February 2020. The small business functions of the department was absorbed by the new Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Secretary Hartland was sacked as a result of the administrative changes.
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- "About the Department". Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
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- "Scott Morrison to sack top bureaucrats and dismantle departments in wide-ranging public sector overhaul". ABC News. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2020.