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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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Documents reveal Boston Consulting were paid $90,000 to backdate TAFE report

Documents obtained under freedom of information show that the Boston Consulting Group backdated a controversial report on the state of vocational education and training in what appears to be a clumsy attempt avoid criticism for referencing the disgraced Australian Careers Network as a potential competitor to TAFE. The consultancy firm initially objected to the release […]

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Boston Consulting hiding the details of its flawed TAFE report

The private consultants paid by the Baird Government to do a hatchet job on TAFE has objected to information being released that will show exactly what they were asked to do, or how much they were paid, by the Baird government. In April 2016 the Baird Government released a report from the Boston Consulting Group […]

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Coalition continues ideological attack on TAFE in NSW Budget

This year’s budget sees the Coalition’s continued ideological attack on TAFE, with Smart and Skilled driving more than 100,000 students away from the state’s premiere provider of vocational education and training. Greens MP David Shoebridge and Education spokesperson said: “The Coalition’s ideological attack on TAFE continues in this budget with $175 million slashed from the […]

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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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Schools need to be saved from TAFE software disaster

The Greens welcome the Baird government’s decision to dump an element of its disastrous Learning Management and Business Reform (LMBR) in TAFE but warn that the same problems will be inflicted on schools if the government fails to consult with teachers and staff. “TAFE NSW: government dumps multimillion-dollar enrolment system” Sydney Morning Herald 16 June. […]

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Chinese Government teaching children inside NSW schools 

The Baird Coalition government is running cover for an unaccountable program of language and culture instruction delivered by Chinese government-appointed teachers in 13 NSW public schools and 2 private schools. The teaching is done by the “Confucius Institute” an organisation that is entirely run, owned and controlled by the Chinese Government. See report in the SMH here. Education […]

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