There are few propositions on which agreement is more general than the proposition that education is crucial to the development of a prosperous community with a high standard of living.
A Commonwealth takeover of vocational education in Australia would see the ultimate triumph of the privatization agenda, and the destruction of the public TAFE system.
As we gear up to celebrate National TAFE Day for 2015, it is important to remind ourselves of the year that has passed – and the importance of TAFE to the Australian community.
Mix one part deregulation with one part government funding then sprinkle with a few thousand dollars of student loans and what is the result? A consumer protection disaster.
The struggle for the future of public sector provision of vocational education and training is gearing up for its next big engagement, the NSW election on March 28.