TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
By Tanya Plibersek
08 October 2020
RICHARD MARLES MPDEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTYSHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCETANYA PLIBERSEK MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAININGCATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BRENDAN O’CONNOR MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCESHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS LABOR’S AUSTRALIAN SKILLS GUARANTEE
An Albanese Labor Government will train thousands of workers by ensuring one in ten workers on major government projects are Australian Apprentices. The Federal Government spends billions on big infrastructure and defence projects every year. We should be better using that investment to help train the next generation of tradies. Labor will only fund projects where large contractors can show they will partner with TAFE and train local workers. The Liberals have spent seven years creating a tradie crisis, with 140,000 Australian Apprentices lost, and shortages of critical workers including carpenters, plumbers, and metalworkers. Apprenticeships are the path to good jobs in a trade. That’s why Labor’s plan will help more Australians to take up the tools. Labor will also pursue a similar approach in other government subsidised workplaces like disability care, aged care, and childcare. Taxpayers invest billions in these critical services, so government must deliver quality training and career paths for those areas too. THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2020
Authorised by T. Plibersek, ALP, 1A Great Buckingham Street, Redfern 2016.