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Skills Australia Bill 2008

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Skills Australia Act 2008 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Australia , when used in a geographical sense, includes the external Territories.

Chair means the Chair of Skills Australia.

member means a member of Skills Australia and includes the Chair.

Skills Australia means the body established by section 5.

4   Objects

                   The object of this Act is to provide for expert and independent advice in relation to Australia’s workforce skills needs and workforce development needs, in order to:

                     (a)  identify training priorities to respond to those needs; and

                     (b)  increase workforce participation; and

                     (c)  improve productivity and competitiveness; and

                     (d)  identify and address skills shortages; and

                     (e)  promote the development of a highly skilled workforce.