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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LABOR’S POSITIVE PLAN TO BOOST JOBS AND EDUCATION IN TASMANIA

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $150 million in the education-driven economic revival of North and North-Western Tasmania to improve education outcomes and deliver jobs. 

Under the $300 million co-investment plan with the University of Tasmania, two new campuses will be constructed at Inveresk in Launceston and West Park in Burnie. 

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HOW DID YOU MISS THIS, MINISTER?

Reports today of training colleges signing up over 90 per cent of students to online double diplomas, utilising millions of VET FEE-HELP student loan funding, and millions of dollars being paid to brokers to target vulnerable students are yet another example of the Liberal Government’s mismanagement of the VET FEE-HELP system which has resulted in billions of taxpayer funds being wasted.

 

Senator Scott Ryan, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, needs to immediately come clean about just how bad this situation really is rather than this shocking information being dribbled out in investigative report after investigative report.

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CSIRO CUTS TO CONTINUE AS MINISTERS' POLITICAL FIX IGNORES CLIMATE SCIENCE NEEDS

Today’s announcement of a National Climate Research Centre in Hobart is nothing more than a political fix from Christopher Pyne and Greg Hunt.

 

The Government has cut 75 climate change scientists from the CSIRO and has now announced it is replacing these cuts with 40 staff at the Centre.

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