2017 Speeches


It’s my pleasure to be here for the 2017 Indonesian Australia Business Week.  Looking around the room I can see representatives from government, industry and the skills training sector from Australia and Indonesia. It’s a fantastic forum for us to consider the future of Australia-Indonesia collaboration on vocational educatio... read more »

Private Members' Business: Higher Education

  It is my pleasure to start today by congratulating all of those students who have taken the opportunity to continue their education, whether that be through vocational education or through to universities. Congratulations! I think that in continuing your education you have certainly chosen wisely. It is true that we do have a record number ... read more »

Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017

I move: That this bill be now read a second time. VET Student Loans Ombudsman Student loans to pay for tuition fees provide important financial support for vocational education and training students who would otherwise be unable to afford to study because of upfront fees. Most training providers... read more »

Gold Coast 101 Update

In November last year, I informed the House of an ambitious project launched in my home city of the Gold Coast called the GC101 campaign. The campaign set out to sign up 101 local school leavers as apprentices in just seven weeks. As the local federal member and the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills I was proud to be part of th... read more »

Private Members' Business: Schools

I am delighted to be up here, speaking on this motion. I commend the speeches that have been made by my colleagues the member for Forde and the member for Berowra. They certainly put into context the debate that we are having today. It is important, though, that I also put on the record, in support of my colleagues' and the government's position, t... read more »


Mrs Andrews: I have a message for the mums and dads of Australia, and that very simple message is that your kids will get a better quality education under a coalition government than you will ever get for your kids under a Labor government.                 Honourable member... read more »
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