Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into Jobs and Skills Australia
On 12 August 2022 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into the Jobs and Skills Australia Bill 2022 and the Jobs and Skills Australia (National Skills Commissioner Repeal) Bill 2022.
Education and training play a significant role in labour supply and the Academy welcomes the creation of Jobs and Skills Australia to provide independent advice on current, emerging, and future workforce, skills, and training needs.
Ensuring Australia’s skills and labour market policies and programs are informed by the latest evidence (Clause 9) and genuine tripartite engagement (Clause 10) will be crucial to boost workforce participation and drive Australia’s continued economic recovery and national resilience for the decades to come.
Academy Fellows are at the forefront of labour market research, data and analysis and the Academy would be pleased to facilitate their further engagement with the Commonwealth Government on the ongoing structure and function of Jobs and Skills Australia.