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29 May, 2015
 The Training Ball is in Your Court Jay
I returned home from Canberra today to do what Jay Weatherill has failed to do – listen to students, employers and training providers about South Australian Labor’s flawed new training model, WorkReady. This model has been universally criticised as stripping students and employers of ... Read more

28 May, 2015
Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, today met with the Indian Government Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, to discuss skills priorities for both countries. “Today&... Read more

27 May, 2015
Data released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) underscores the importance of the Australian Government’s significant reforms to support for apprentices and their employers. The Apprentices and trainees 201... Read more

27 May, 2015
Labor’s new skills and employment policy, WorkReady, appears to reduce the opportunity for both students and employers to choose the provider they wish to use whilst still attracting a subsidy for training. Assistant Minister for Education an... Read more

19 May, 2015
Three Global Skills Training Forums will continue to ensure Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system has every opportunity to contribute to the National Strategy for International Education. Assistant Minister for Education a... Read more

15 May, 2015
Australian vocational education and training (VET) students have the chance to pick up valuable new skills through exciting overseas study opportunities in 2016. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the 2016 ... Read more

14 May, 2015
The State Labor Government has performed a clear backflip today and is treating South Australians like mugs by pretending to provide a “new” pensioner concession in an embarrassing face saving exercise. The truth is this is the pensioner... Read more

13 May, 2015
Over the next four years Commonwealth funding for South Australia will increase in each and every year, rising by 30 per cent or $2.4 billion over the forward estimates, bringing total Commonwealth spending in South Australia over that period to just... Read more

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