Programs and initiatives

On Thursday 5 December 2019, the Prime Minister announced the consolidation of departments across the Australian Public Service as outlined in the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 5 December 2019 with effect from 1 February 2020

On 1 February 2020, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business merged with the Department of Education, to form the new Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Small business functions from Employment have transferred to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. 

Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Deregulation functions have transferred to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Information regarding the department's ongoing programs and initiatives can be accessed through the following websites.

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