TAFE finances are a legacy of Labor reforms

TAFE annual reports released this week demonstrate the legacy of failure of Labor’s training sector reforms. Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships Steph Ryan said that in 2008, Labor introduced an uncontrolled, fully contestable market which forced TAFEs to compete with private providers for students and funding. “It is Labor’s training sector reforms dating…

ANDREWS RIPS OFF REGIONAL VICTORIANS

Daniel Andrews is ripping off regional Victoria to prop up projects in Melbourne, Shadow Minister for Regional Development Damian Drum said today. Mr Drum said the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund contained no additional money for regional Victoria. He said it was a grab-bag of regional projects that should have been covered…

Minister commits to visit Sale Specialist School as 5,000 strong petition tabled

Minister for Education, James Merlino, has committed to visiting Sale Specialist School to discuss funding for its new facility following a request from Gippsland Nationals MPs in Parliament this week. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien, and Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, have been supporting a community campaign to deliver the additional…

Bendigo Stadium to undergo $16.5 million upgrade under re-elected Coalition Government

A re-elected Coalition Government commits $5 million to Bendigo Stadium Upgrade includes three new basketball courts and 12 new netball courts Victorian Coalition Government is building a more active Victoria  Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan joined Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum at Bendigo Stadium today to announce a $5…