Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. DEWR oversees Workforce Australia, A "pre employment" program targeting single parents with children under the age ... and the The targeted employment services program for people under 25. Visit the DEWR web... programs. Other employment services programs are administered by the Department of Social Services (Disability Employment Services) and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (The Community Development Program is a racist variation of Work for the Dole tha...). Where a reference is made to “the department” we are generally referring to DEWR. Previously the department responsible for employment services was known as the Department of Employment, Skills and Education. The employment minister is Tony Burke. The assistant minister responsible for employment services is Andrew Leigh.