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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Page: 6002

Mr MURPHY (Reid) (19:33): I did not come here tonight to speak about trade training centres but I would mention for the benefit of the member for Goldstein and the member for Casey that the vocational trade training centre in my electorate of Reid which was sited on the old Christian Brothers college in Burwood is a state-of-the-art trade training centre. Minister Garrett and the Prime Minister have visited the trade training centres and they were supremely impressed. The centres are providing an invaluable service for people in the inner west of Sydney.

Mr Robb interjecting

Mr MURPHY: You asked the minister a question and the minister gave his answer. I did not come here to mention that but I am quite happy to give a commercial to Minister Garrett and the Prime Minister in relation to the vocational trade training centre in Burwood in my electorate. I also take this opportunity to give some feedback to the Assistant Treasurer in relation to the budget being very well received in my community, particularly in the business community. I had a meeting with the President of the Burwood Chamber of Commerce last Friday. He is very, very impressed, as other members are, that the budget will return to surplus in 2012-13, because they know we are the No. 1 economy in the OECD and they know the importance of maintaining a very, very strong economy to make sure that we keep people in jobs, and that is critical for a Labor government.

My question, Minister, is: I would like to know what the government is doing for not-for-profit reforms. I would be grateful if you could inform the chamber of those initiatives.