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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010, National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010, National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

 

Second Reading speech of Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia)

 

(11.10 am)—I rise to speak to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill and associated bills. I am happy to have heard both sides of the argument before putting forward the Greens position.

 

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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts.

Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt took their concerns directly to the government and negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs.

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Greens Safeguard Core ALTC Functions

Lee Rhiannon 17 Feb 2011

The Australian Greens have ensured that the core functions of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) remain separate from the Government's proposed quality framework, as part of their negotiations over the Flood Levy, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Students Given False Hope - No Funding For Coalition’s Empty Promise

Once again rural and regional students miss out on essential support because of the political games of the Government and the Coalition, said the Australian Greens.

"The Greens had a fully costed proposal for a fairer Youth Allowance System that both the Government and Coalition voted down. The Government must acknowledge that they have created this problem and need to fix it now."

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Greens Will Work For Fairer Student Income Support

The Australian Greens want to see a fairer student income support system which eliminates discrimination against country students, but the current Nationals' bill doesn't solve the problem, according to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

Senator Hanson-Young, Greens spokesperson on Education, says she understands what the Nationals' bill is trying to achieve, and agrees that the current system of student income support is discriminatory.

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 29/10/2010 - National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy

Senator Hanson Young -You have talked about this as a complementary measure to the already existing NAPLAN tests and you are arguing that being able to put out all this information means more transparency and greater breadth of information. In your opening statement you made a comment around needing to use this for action. What do you mean by that?

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 29/10/2010 - National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy

Senator Hanson Young -Could we go back. I firstly want to pick up on something that Senator Marshall said in relation to the statically similar schools. Correct me if I am wrong, but is it not that there are wrong comparisons based on what is being used to compare schools-statistically similar schools?

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