Glossary term: Working Nation

A white paper issued by the Keating government in 1994 which committed the government to reducing unemployment through economic growth supported by changes to the social security system and the introduction of various labour market programs. The government also announced in the white paper the establishment of the Australian Student Traineeship Foundation (ASTF) and the National Employment and Training Taskforce (NETTFORCE).

The full title of this paper is 'Working nation: the white paper on employment and growth'.