Liberals wrong on Labor’s Free TAFE policy

first_imgLiberals wrong on Labor’s Free TAFE policy Tasmanian LaborRockliff’s claims on Free TAFE policy wrong Labor’s policy will increase skills trainingLiberals’ unfounded attack shows their lack of policy ideasThe Liberals’ desperate attempt to undermine Labor’s Free TAFE policy is not only baseless, but also demonstrates their complete lack of policy ideas to address Tasmania’s chronic skills shortage.Labor Leader Rebecca White said the Education Minister’s attack on Labor’s policy is an embarrassment to him and the government.“Labor’s fully-costed Free TAFE policy was developed in direct response to the Liberals’ dismantling and undermining of TAFE,” Ms White said.“As the Minister well knows, our Free TAFE policy is in addition to our broader plan to rebuild TAFE from the ground up and will support another 20,000 Tasmanians to get a foot in the door to a good job.“We will invest $22.5 million over four years to expand the teaching workforce by approximately 20 per cent, improve regional delivery and align training with workforce needs, with a further $40 million to provide training in areas of critical skills shortages, including aged care and disability services, as well as building and construction, tourism, hospitality and agriculture.“Labor has a plan to expand TAFE with a clear and costed plan, to help Tasmanian businesses looking to upskill existing staff or take on trainees or apprentices, and to provide Tasmanians with the skills they need for the jobs of the future.“More than 14 per cent of young Tasmanians remain without work, and we have the worst under-employment rate in the country as well as the lowest participation rate.“Labor will continue to focus on creating training and work opportunities for Tasmanians and building a better and fairer state. Instead of making baseless accusations about our policies, perhaps the Liberals should do the same.”Rebecca White MPLabor Leader /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:aged care, Agriculture, Attack, building, chronic, education, future, Government, jobs, Minister, TAFE, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, tourism, workforcelast_img

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