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Thursday, 24 October 2019
Page: 5317

Second Reading

Cognate debate.

Consideration resumed of the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that:

(1) the Government has:

   (a) damaged the quality of Australia's world-class higher education and vocational training system;

   (b) cut funding to TAFE and training;

   (c) let apprentice numbers fall; and

   (d) presided over a national shortage in skilled tradespeople; and

(2) Australians deserve excellent TAFEs and universities and the Government has gutted both"