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Government’s stronger training laws pass Parliament

Government’s stronger training laws pass Parliament

16 March, 2015

New legislation passed the Senate today that will further crack down on dodgy Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers.  Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham welcomed the Senate’s decision to pass the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015.  “Passing this Bill sends a clear signal that the Australian Government will take strong action against those who seek to take advantage of vulnerable students and taxpayers,” Senator Birmingham said. “The Bill requires anyone, including brokers and other third parties, who is marketing a VET ... Read more »

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