Speeches in Parliament
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (17:37): I rise today to support the Higher Education Amendment (VET FEEHELP Reform) Bill and also put on record my support for the important amendments that Labor's shadow minister has put forward.
Vocational education is critically important to the future economic prosperity of our nation. Labor understands how essential vocational education is as a pathway to the practical hands-on, highly-skilled jobs of the future. That is why, when in government, we significantly resourced and reformed the vocational education sector—something that had been left neglected by the Howard government and that we put significant effort into.