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Baird’s TAFE NSW plan an excuse to sell land assets

Lee Rhiannon 13 Jul 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on the news that TAFE institutes across the state will be all dismantled and ‘streamlined’ under a single provider. 

“Folding ten TAFE institutions into one will obviously have major repercussions, including job losses and campus sales. 

“These reforms actually do not do anything to address the problem with TAFE in NSW, which is that the contestability model has failed. 

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Greens push Illawarra Labor to back new national TAFE agreement

Lee Rhiannon 23 May 2016

The Greens are calling on Labor candidates in the Illawarra to protect local TAFEs and restore the public TAFE system by backing the demand for the National Partnership Agreement to be rewritten so it excludes all for profit private companies from any involvement in vocational education and training.

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said, "As the public TAFE system plays a key role in training the Illawarra workforce I strongly urge local Labor candidates to add their support to the call for a new National Partnership Agreement. 

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Expand public TAFE system – Senate backs Greens motion to mark National TAFE Day

Lee Rhiannon 18 Jun 2014

18 June 2014

The Australian Senate today passed a Greens' motion calling on the Abbott government to reverse the harsh budget cuts to TAFE and to abandon changes that undermine TAFE as a public provider.

Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said the motion was moved to mark National TAFE Day, with similar motions being moved in state and territory Parliaments around the country.

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Make TAFE a Priority

Lee Rhiannon 9 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have announced a $1.2 billion TAFE rescue package to prioritise federal spending on revitalising the TAFE system to build Australia's skills future.  The Greens are calling on the federal government to overhaul the current VET funding arrangements that have directed billions of dollars to private training providers ahead of TAFEs.

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