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M I N I S T E R S F O R

Employment, Education and Training

Higher Education and Employment Services

M O R E IN 1991-92 F O R E M PL O Y M E N T , E D U C A T IO N A N D T R A IN IN G

Increases in fu n d in g a n d s u p p o rt fo r job m a rk e t a n d tra in in g p ro g ra m s , TAPE, h ig h e r e d u c a tio n a n d w o rk p la c e a n d a d u lt literacy w e re o u tlin e d to n ig h t as p a r t o f a $1 b illio n p lu s a d d itio n to th e F e d e ra l G o v e rn m e n t's em p lo y m en t, e d u c a tio n a n d tra in in g a p p ro p ria tio n s.

Jo h n D aw k in s, th e M in ister fo r E m p lo y m en t, E d u c a tio n a n d T rain in g , sa id tiie increase in c lu d e s s p e n d in g on: n e w p ro g ra m s; re a l g ro w th in p e r cap ita ed u catio n al g ran ts; a n d w a g e a n d s a la ry rise s a n d g en eral co st in creases in th e e d u c a tio n a n d tra in in g sector.

The 1991-92 e x p e n d itu re also in c lu d e s $119 m illio n n e x t y e a r ($900 m illio n ov er five y ears) in sala ry in creases re c en tly a w a rd e d to u n iv e rsity acad em ics b y th e In d u stria l R elations C om m ission.

"A dditional sp e n d in g , a n d ch an g e s a n n o u n c e d in to d a y 's B u d g e t w ill h e lp th e m o s t d is a d v a n ta g e d job-seekers, p ro v id e b e tte r q u a lity e d u c a tio n , tra in in g facilities a n d financial assistan ce fo r TA PE a n d u n iv e rs ity s tu d e n ts

a n d b o lste r th e n a tio n 's re sea rc h c ap acity a n d lite ra c y skills," s a id M r D aw kins.

"This B u d g et also p ro v id e s fu n d in g fo r in itia tiv e s a n n o u n c e d in th e M arch Econom ic S ta te m e n t M o st of th e la b o u r m a rk e t in itia tiv e s fla g g e d in M a rc h w ill h a v e sta rte d , o r w ill s ta r t th is m o n th .

"The n e e d s o f th e u n e m p lo y e d w ill b e b e tte r a d d re s s e d th ro u g h n e w m e asu re s a n d a d d itio n a l s u p p o rt fo r N ew start."

M r D a w k in s sa id in creases in s u p p o r t fo r TAPE, a n d ex tra m o n e y fo r h ig h e r ed u ca tio n a n d s tu d e n t incom e s u p p o rt a re also fe a tu re s o f th e B u d g et a n d central to th e G o v e rn m e n t's clever c o u n try ag en d a .

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H e s a id th e G o v e rn m e n t's e m p h a sis o n tra in in g , skills a n d e d u c a tio n w ill h e lp e n su re th a t A u stra lia w ill n o t face stiflin g skill s h o rta g e s w h e n econom ic re c o v ery b e g in s, a s w a s th e case fo llo w in g th e la st recession.

'I t is also im p o rta n t to n o te th a t a b o u t o n e th ird o f th e la b o u r m a rk e t m e a su re s w ill lin k in to th e N e w s ta rt schem e, w h ic h is all a b o u t g e ttin g th e lo n g -term u n e m p lo y e d a n d th e le ss w ell-off b a ck in to th e job m ark et."

M r D a w k in s sa id m o re fu n d in g fo r h ig h e r e d u c a tio n , TA PE, re se a rc h a n d s tu d e n t assistance, m a rrie d w ith allo catio n s fo r la b o u r m a rk e t p ro g ra m s, p re s e n te d a n in te g ra te d a p p ro a c h to w a rd s ach iev in g lo n g sta n d in g G o v e rn m e n t p o licy o f a b e tte r tra in e d a n d e d u c a te d c o m m u n ity .

T h e m a in e lem en ts o f th e 1991-92 e x p e n d itu re inclu d e:

. a llo c a tio n o f $598 m illio n f o r a jo b m a rk e t p a c k a g e :

. a n extra $5 m illio n fo r th e JOBSKILLS w o rk ex p erien ce p ro g ra m

b rin g in g th e fin an cial y e a r a llo catio n to $45 m illion;

. m o re th a n $2 m illio n in 1991-92 a n d $11 m illio n o v e r th e n e x t

th re e y e a rs fo r literacy a n d la n g u a g e p ro g ra m s in th e w o rk p lace;

. $15 m illio n for th e p re v io u sly fla g g e d TASK p ro g ra m ;

. $22 m illio n fo r th e n e w SELFSTART p ro g ra m a n d a n e x tra $38

m illio n fo r e m p lo y m e n t access p ro g ra m s in c lu d in g th e JO B TRA IN a n d JOBSTART p ro g ra m s.

. $420 m illio n fo r TA PE fu n d in g :

. a 1 p e r c e n t in crease in TAPE re c u rre n t fu n d in g to b rin g th e

b u d g e te d in crease th is fin an cial y e a r to 5 p e r cent. $153 m illio n w ill b e s p e n t o n TA PE ru n n in g costs in 1991-92;

. $40 m illio n , fla g g e d in M arch , to h e lp fu n d 10,000 n e w p re -

v o c atio n al tra in in g p la ce s in TA PE o v e r th e n e x t y e a r to h e lp c o u n te r th e d ro p in a p p re n tic e sh ip tra in in g b e c a u se o f th e recession;

. $216 m illio n fo r TA PE b u ild in g projects;

. $4.5 m illio n fo r TA PE a d u lt lite ra c y services.

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. $200 m illio n e x tra fo r h ig h e r e d u c a tio n , b r in g in g th e 1992 b u d g e t to

a b o u t $4 b illio n :

. $53 m illio n ex tra fo r cap ital w o rk s in 1992, b rin g in g to ta l c ap ital

n e x t y e a r to $266 m illio n ;

. a n a d d itio n a l $9 m illio n b u ilt in to b a se fu n d in g to a ssist w ith

e n ro lm e n ts in 1992 o n to p o f th e 13,000 n e w p la ce s to b e c reated n e x t year;

. $26 m illio n b o o st to th e A u stra lia R esearch C o u n cil's b u d g e t to

1993;

. a lm o st $6 m illio n in 1992-93 to fu n d th re e n e w a d v a n c e d

e n g in e e rin g centres;

. 2,000 m o re H EC S e x em p tio n s, b rin g in g th e to ta l to 17,000 a n n u ally .

. In c re a se s in A U S T U D Y a n d o th e r c h a n g e s to s tu d e n t a ssista n c e :

. a $232 m illio n o r 23 p e r c en t in crease in to ta l s p e n d in g o n

A U STU D Y to m o re th a n $1,255 b illio n , w h ic h w ill p ro v id e ben efits to a n ex tra 45,000 s tu d e n ts;

. a 25 p e r c en t in crease in th e level o f th e p e rso n a l in co m e test;

. n e w h a rd s h ip p ro v isio n s, especially fo r o ffsp rin g o f fa rm e rs

a n d social sec u rity recipients;

. e x ten sio n o f AUSTUDY to m o re courses.

M r D a w k in s sa id th a t h e a n d h is colleague, P e te r B ald w in , th e M in ister for H ig h e r E d u c a tio n a n d E m p lo y m e n t Services, w ill c o n tin u e to p u s h fo r m o re c o m m u n ity s u p p o rt fo r th e G o v e rn m e n t's fo u rth -te rm clev er c o u n try a g en d a.

"The G o v e rn m e n t's fin an cial s u p p o rt fo r th a t a g e n d a , a s w e ll a s th e s tru c tu ra l re fo rm a n d n a tio n a l c o -o p e ratio n p u rs u e d b y M in isters in th is a re a , m e a n s th a t A u stra lia is w e ll p o s itio n e d to b e co m in g a m u c h b e tte r sk ille d a n d e d u c a te d country."

A u g u st 20,1991

E nquiries: W ay n e B u m s M r D a w k in s' m e d ia a d v ise r (0 6 )2777460

Funding for Selected DEET Programs 1987-88 to 1991-92 (1991-92 prices) $ Million

t 4000

$ M illion

600 t

Higher Education (right axis)

550 - - - - 3500

500 - -

- - 3000

450 - -

- - 2500

400 - -

Labour Market Programs (left axis)

- - 2000

TAPE (left axis)

350 - -

- - 1500

300 - -

- - 1000

250 - -

AUSTUDY (right axis)

200 500

87-88 89-90 90-91 91-92