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    52   AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE WORKFORCE NEEDS

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Neumann—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—

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put and passed.