Constituency Statement: GC101

Thank you Deputy Speaker, I’d like to inform the House about a successful initiative in my home city of the Gold Coast directly related to my portfolio of Vocational Education and Skills that’s providing new opportunities for young people and helping to build a skilled workforce to support the future growth of our local industries.…

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Address to 20th Conference of Education Ministers

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills. As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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2018 CCEM Presentation

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills.   As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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Constituency Statement: McPherson update

One of the ways the Turnbull government supports local communities and community based organisations is through the Stronger Communities Fund. Over the last few weeks I've had the pleasure of contacting a number of organisations in my electorate of McPherson to let them know that they have been successful in their application for funding under…

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AUSTRALIAN TRAINING AWARDS 2017

I’m delighted to host this national celebration of the exceptional achievements of those in our vocational education and training system. Now in its 24th year, the Australian Training Awards recognise excellence, accomplishment and success in VET.  Of course, as you all know, success doesn’t just happen on its own.  As I recently heard one vocational…

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Speech to the VELG Conference

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to address this conference.The VELG conference is always a highlight on the vocational education calendar, attracting people from all over the sector.  You are the people at the forefront of vocational education and training in this country, who recognise its intrinsic value and critical importance – both…

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