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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Returning to our earlier story to finish Year 12. about the push to force students is behind the move Federal Labor MP Craig Emerson

and joins us now live from Brisbane.

Why make completion of high school compulsory? take advantage of it while you can.

If all the evidence shows that those If all the evidence shows that those

young people who drop out earlier young people who drop out earlier a

much more likely to be unemployed,

and in doubt work, subject to Lake

packed or other job altogether. So if packed or other job altogether.

the estate until year 12 the estate until year other had a look that showed that the estate until year 12 the study's

they will be far better off. If

they will be far better off. If they

stay for another two years incomplete stay for another two years

High School, there will be 20 per High School, there will be

cent better off run through their

cent better off run through their

lifetime. What is your response?

Award of people on the amount if who

should have an open mind I think it should have an open mind I

should be the education minister

about line disappointed love that. If

you look at what is happening around you look at what is happening

completion is another the rest of the world, a year 12 the rest of the world, a year

completion is another baseline for completion is another baseline

going on and having a productive and going on and having a productive

fruitful life and being able to fruitful life and being able to

insure your stay in work. If you insure your stay in work. If

leave early without any

qualifications, then your chances are qualifications, then your chances

much reduced. They show people who

want to go through the training side

of an argument doing serve at school

- a school-based apprenticeships. The

means they can complete year 12 and

complete an apprenticeship. But this complete an apprenticeship.

the we invest in the future and make the we invest in

sure they have a happier life. So you sure they have a happier life. So

are pushing for more of a balance. If are pushing for more of a balance.

you don't have qualifications thing

you are very vulnerable to economic

slowdown. Resource brims come and go slowdown. Resource brims come

in Russian be thinking just about to

Maya If one eschewal about the for

the working life as some people. In

other countries for example new way has 100 per cent of young people

finishing year 12. There are six

countries with more than 90 per cent. countries with more than 90 per cent.

Australia is down 70 per cent. Australia is down 70 per cent. The 30 per cent of young children drop out per cent of young children

of school. I'm saying let's keep the

doors opened, and go for school-based

apprenticeships or start their apprenticeships or start

apprenticeship after you finish

sheered off. Let's have both. Don't

close your mind. Let's keep the good close your mind. Let's keep the good

ideas. Keep your mind open because I ideas. Keep your mind open because I

think is a good idea and the feedback