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The Hon Sharon Bird MP. Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education and Skills
GREG COMBET MP
SENATOR KATE LUNDY
CRAIG EMERSON MP
YVETTE D'ATH MP
BERNIE RIPOLL MP
GARY GRAY AO MP
SENATOR DON FARRELL
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The Hon Sharon Bird MP
Abbott silent on skills
Tony Abbott last night revealed he has no plan for the biggest cohort of people in training and apprenticeship places in Australia’s history.
$1.5 million to boost literacy, numeracy and language
South Australia will lead the nation in the drive to boost literacy, numeracy and language skills of working-age people through a new program designed to increase the skills of our trainers.
New trades pathways pilot responds to industry needs
The Gillard Government is investing more than $68 million in an industry-led pilot program to trial new training pathways into high-demand trade and technical occupations as part of this year’s Budget.
Connecting Skills with Industry
The 2013-14 Budget will build on the Gillard Government’s investment in a quality training system to meet Australia’s current and future workforce needs and help businesses stay competitive.
3,500 tradies a step closer to business success
Up to 3,500 tradies will have access to expert help to become their own boss and make their new business a success thanks to the Gillard Government’s new Apprentice to Business Owner program.
$2.4 m to give Indigenous students a flying start
Indigenous South Australian and Western Australian students will have more support to finish high school and go to university as part of a $2.4 million boost to a successful mentoring program.
New program helps Indigenous students aim high
A new pilot program will help young Indigenous high school students set their sights on university.
$59 million for La Trobe Rural Health School
Rural Victorians will benefit from up to 1700 extra health professionals over the next four years, thanks to La Trobe University’s Rural Health School.
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