MORE LIBERAL NEGLIGENCE AND WASTE AS VET FEE-HELP MONEY FLIES OUT THE DOOR

Comments this morning by the Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Scott Ryan, once again show the Liberals are incapable of fixing the $3 billion VET FEE-HELP mess that they have allowed to occur.

Senator Ryan is doing exactly the same as his three predecessors have - absolutely nothing, even though the Minister has the means to act.

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LIBERALS’ UNI FEES PLAN STILL ON DESPITE DENIALS

Senator Birmingham is quoted in today's Geelong Advertiser denying the Liberals are continuing with their 20 per cent cuts to universities and $100,000 degrees.  Neither element of this statement is true.

The Turnbull Government will deregulate university fees - their policy paper clearly says so - $100,000 degrees became more of a certainty on budget night, not less.

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LAUNCESTON HIT HARD BY LIBERALS’ $168 MILLION UNI CUTS – ONLY LABOR WILL MAKE THE EDUCATION INVESTMENT TASMANIA NEEDS.

While Labor will invest over $150 million extra in universities in northern Tasmania, local students which will only see $100,000 degrees become a reality if the Turnbull Liberals are re-elected on July 2.  

Australians will not be fooled by the sneaky and slippery politics being played by the Liberals as they try to hide their unfair and unnecessary policy of $100,000 university degrees.

The Liberals also plan to inflict a cut of over $168 million on the University of Tasmania’s funding, which will only see Launceston students and academics lose out even further.

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ONLY LABOR CAN DELIVER THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING DUNKLEY NEEDS

 

Malcolm Turnbull made a choice this election, and he did not choose the education and training needs of Dunkley residents.

Only a Shorten Labor Government will be able to deliver the high-quality education and training that Dunkley needs.

Under the Turnbull Liberal Government, we have seen a $2.75 billion cut from the Skills portfolio, including $1 billion in cuts to apprentices.

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NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR IMPROVED QUALITY AND CONFIDENCE IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

A Participation in Tertiary Education in Australia report released today by the Mitchell Institute highlights the need for measures to improve quality and confidence in vocational education and training, which are at the heart of Labor’s plan for the sector and for fixing the Liberals’ VET FEE-HELP mess.

Under the Liberals, the VET FEE-HELP loans scheme has escalated from $699 million in 2013 to $1.7 billion in 2014 and is expected to have blown out to over $3 billion for 2015.

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LABOR’S PLAN FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING JOBS

A Shorten Labor Government will unite with the Victorian and South Australian Governments to deliver new jobs in the regions worst affected by motor vehicle production closures.

Labor will commit $59 million to the Manufacturing Transition Boost jobs package to ensure regions across the nation - including Geelong and Northern Adelaide - continue to have strong workforces and local jobs.

These regions face the prospect of high unemployment and social dislocation after the Liberals goaded the car industry into closing down and leaving Australia.

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LABOR’S PLAN TO STOP DODGY PROVIDERS RIPPING OFF TAXPAYERS AND STUDENTS

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a loan cap of $8,000 a year in the VET FEE-HELP program as part of an integrity package to stop the massive waste of taxpayers’ money, to prevent price gouging of students and improve training outcomes.

 

Under the Liberals, the VET FEE-HELP loans scheme has escalated from $699 million in 2013 to $1.7 billion in 2014 and is expected to have blown out to over $3 billion for 2015.

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LIBERALS DESPERATE TO HIDE THEIR POLICY OF $100,000 DEGREES

Australians will not be fooled by the sneaky and slippery politics being played by the Liberals as they try to hide their unfair and unnecessary policy of $100,000 university degrees.

No glossy discussion paper will be able to hide the fact that the Liberals’ ideological pursuit for deregulation is written into the budget papers and is Malcom Turnbull’s policy.

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AUSTRALIA’S INNOVATION SYSTEM RAVAGED AGAIN IN LIBERAL BUDGET

The 2016 Budget is just another attack by the Abbott/Turnbull Liberals on Australia’s innovation system, an attack that undermines growth, jobs and Australia’s future. 

 

The hollow men of the Liberal Party are once again hiding behind a smoke screen, claiming that this Budget is about innovation when it will only mean more cuts for students, more cuts for researchers and more cuts for industry. 

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ALL TALK, NO ACTION - LIBERALS’ VET FEE-HELP DISCUSSION PAPER A SHAMEFUL DUD

The release today of the Abbott/ Turnbull Government’s VET FEE-HELP discussion paper offers no solution to stop the unprecedented waste of taxpayers’ money occurring in the VET sector.

 

Instead, the Liberals have decided to waste more taxpayer funds while they continue to state the obvious. Taxpayer money is being wasted with students being ripped off and left with huge debts and either little, or poor quality, training.

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