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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING FUNDING AMENDMENT BILL 2000

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Lee who moved, as an amendment—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:

(1) notes that:

 (a) the broadest possible access to quality training opportunities is a vital part of Australia becoming a Knowledge Nation; and

(b) demand for vocational education and training is likely to increase by at least 2.8% a year over the next four years; and


(2) condemns the Government for:

 (a) failing to provide any funding to support this growth;

(b) failing to negotiate a fair and reasonable new ANTA Agreement with the States and Territories; and

(c) pursuing policies which damage the quality of training and put at risk the nation's skills base".

Debate continued.