Robinson College – headquartered in Broken Hill NSW – undertook a significant remote New South Wales outreach project in January 2020. With support from the NSW Government, the College delivered a wide range of training to a number of remote regions and towns in western NSW. The College conducted training in Balranald (photos below), Bourke...
Monthly Archives: October 2020
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more