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Child Protection (Working with Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: On behalf of the Greens I indicate that we support the Child Protection (Working With Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. This bill does a number of things. The objectives of the bill include: (a)to amend the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (the Working with Children Act) […]

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Media release: Inquiry into inner city schools launched today

Media release 17 August 2016  A Parliamentary Inquiry into plans to redevelop the inner city schools with a focus on Ultimo, has today been formally launched and will begin receiving submissions within days. Greens MP and Education Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “The Government has a responsibility under the Education Act to provide access to quality […]

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David talks TAFE and private VET providers on Triple J’s Hack

Listen here. First aired on Triple J’s Hack program, 27 June 2016. Report by Angela Lavoipierre Interviewees Pat Forward, Australian Education Union David Shoebridge, NSW Greens Rod Camm, CEO, Australian Council for Private Education and Training Chris Robinson, Chief Commissioner, ASQA Ian Curry, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Corey Felton, student “Megan”, student advisor Lawrence Goic, TAFE student

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Jobs growth needs a healthy TAFE, not Labor’s 6 month training stopgap

Investment in public vocational training through our well respected quality TAFE system is the key to securing long-term employment growth. The former Labor Government’s steps towards privatization of vocational training have left a huge accessibility gap that Federal Labor is currently proposing to fill with a 6 month training wage. Greens MP and Education spokesperson […]

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