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Wednesday, 23 October 2002
Page: 5735

Senator GEORGE CAMPBELL (New South Wales) (3.43 p.m.)—I move:

That the following matters be referred to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in June 2003:

(a) areas of skills shortage and labour demand in different areas and locations, with particular emphasis on projecting future skills requirements;

(b) the effectiveness of current Commonwealth, state and territory education, training and employment policies, and programs and mechanisms for meeting current and future skills needs, and any recommended improvements;

(c) the effectiveness of industry strategies to meet current and emerging skill needs;

(d) the performance and capacity of Job Network to match skills availability with labour-market needs on a regional basis and the need for improvements;

(e) strategies to anticipate the vocational education and training needs flowing from industry restructuring and redundancies, and any recommended improvements; and

(f) consultation arrangements with industry, unions and the community on labour-market trends and skills demand in particular, and any recommended appropriate changes.

Question agreed to.