Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson to visit Australia

On 10–14 January, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit Canberra and Sydney. The purpose of the visit is to study the structure and functioning of the Australian labour market, with a focus on employment services.

On 10–11 January, Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson will visit Canberra, where she will take part in a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Department of Employment, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Education and Training to obtain a picture of how the Australian labour market functions. Ms Johansson will also visit a private disability employment service provider and the Braddon Centrelink Office; Centrelink is the agency delivering government payments and services.

On 12–14 January, Ms Johansson will visit Sydney. There her schedule will include a lunch meeting with Swedish company representatives in Australia, including Joe Farrugia (Atlas Copco Australia), David Hood (IKEA), Craig Salkeld (Tetra Pak Oceania), Dean Rosenfield (Saab Australia), Hans Andersson (H&M) and Jarrod Leak (Alfa Laval Australia).

During her visit to Sydney, Ms Johansson will also meet with Anthony Steel, CEO of the private employment services operator Mission Providence, and with political representatives of the Government and the opposition. She will also visit the National Employment Services Association, a trade organisation for employment services operators, and various employment services operators.

For enquiries regarding interviews and more detailed information about the visit, please contact Press Secretary Natalie Sial.

Natalie Sial
Press Secretary to 
Ylva Johansson
+4672-520 54 49