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    31   AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE WORKFORCE NEEDS

Mr Neumann, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    commends the Australian Government’s:

(a)    commitment to meeting Australia’s future workforce needs;

(b)   strong investment record in skills and training; and

(c)    partnership with industry to meet Australia’s skills challenges;

(2)    notes that all Australians should have the opportunity to get the education and skills they need for the jobs on offer, and the importance:

(a)    that the TAFE system plays in providing training opportunities; and

(b)   of federal, state and local initiatives to provide jobseekers with customised employment and training to meet their individual needs and the demands of the labour market for a skilled workforce; and

(3)    calls on governments at all levels to:

(a)    provide funding for employment and skills services; and

(b)   continue to invest in TAFE and skills training.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.