The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, has confirmed the new ministry, following the recent election (see full details here). Michaelia Cash (who spoke to CCA’s 2018 Conference; see video) has been confirmed as Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, and will be supported by Steve...Read more
Community Colleges Australia asked each of Australia's major political parties to respond to its Federal Election Policy Platform. Below are the responses from the Australian Labor Party and the Liberals/Nationals. There is some overlap to CCA's Special Election Newsletter, however the party responses provide additional detail, and...Read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]“We campaign in poetry and govern in prose.” So said the late Mario Cuomo, who served as Governor of New York. Community Colleges Australia (CCA) released its Federal Election Policy Platform in early April, and has been monitoring skills and VET election policy announcements since then: Read more
The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has committed explicit policy support to a number of adult and community education (ACE) priorities. A letter from Federal Labor headquarters to Community Colleges Australia and a similar one to the peak organisation Adult Learning Australia (ALA) provides details. While “a Shorten Labor...Read more
The status and activities of Australian not-for-profit organisations and charities have made it onto the Federal election agenda. This follows charity policy announcements yesterday (7 May) by Labor Shadow Ministers Dr Andrew Leigh (Charities and Not-for-Profits) and Mark Dreyfus (Shadow Attorney General). Media coverage includes The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age ( Read more
The Labor Party has made a number of new Federal election announcements on TAFE and skills. The most significant new announcement is of a $75 million Renewables Training Package – including support for 10,000 apprentices in the renewable and clean energy industries. This package includes:Read more
- $20m in TAFE upgrades to ensure apprentices...