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New Byron Centre for Permaculture launched at Byron Community College

A new Byron Centre for Permaculture has been launched at Byron Community College’s outdoor campus. Permaculture pioneer Robyn Francis of Permaculture Australia and Djangbung Gardens along with Simon Richardson, Byron Shire Mayor, did the honours of the opening on 2 October. The Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts, also attended the event (pictured in photo, Continue Reading

The word is in – all sides of politics support building Australian skills

The word is in: Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s Budget in Reply speech (8 October) confirms that all major Australian political parties now support additional support for post-secondary education, especially vocational education and training (VET). Albanese’s speech headlined two relevant phrases: “Labor knows education is the key to opportunity,” and “Creating jobs for today – and training our people for Continue Reading

Commonwealth Budget: Lots of spending but a missed opportunity

CCA summarises relevant coverage and opinion on the Commonwealth’s 2020/21 Budget below. A missed opportunity: “The Government has missed an opportunity to pursue a green recovery, invest in social housing and childcare, and offer more support to those left behind – all strongly supported by most economists. There are also areas needing significant reform, including aged care and health, that Continue Reading

Early Budget Announcement – $1.2 billion to support employment of apprentices and trainees

The Commonwealth Government has done an early Budget announcement that it will invest an additional $1.2 billion to support Australian businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices or trainees, as part of the Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. From Monday 5 October 2020, businesses which take on a new Australian apprentice will be eligible for a 50 per cent wage subsidy, Continue Reading

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