“Here in Bundaberg we desperately need a voice in skills and workforce development to help ensure training leads to real jobs for local residents,” Mr Batt said.
In response to yet another anti-job and anti-region budget, the LNP announced our plan to establish an Industry Skills Council, so it’s positive to see Labor now committing to these regional jobs committees.
Unsurprisingly, Monday’s media statement by Premier Palaszczuk and Minister Fentiman lacks substantial detail and is just another one of Labor’s policies on the run, with no confirmation of where the committees will be established.
The Federal Government is already working hard to reduce our unemployment rates and I commend them on the work they are doing in the job creation space.
We must remember that Queensland Labor failed to sign up to the Coalition’s Skilling Australians Fund, turning their backs on hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for new apprentices.
This State Government’s one size fits all approach has been a failure, leaving us with almost a third fewer Queenslanders completing apprenticeships and traineeships, so hopefully this new announcement will contribute to reversing the current situation.”
Tuesday, 6 August 2019