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Achieving Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Achieving Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Upon his appointment to the role of Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs in the new Morrison Government, Tony Abbott said he would focus on education ‘as the absolute key to a better future for Indigenous kids and the key to reconciliation’.
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Achieving Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Achieving Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Upon his appointment to the role of Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs in the new Morrison Government, Tony Abbott said he would focus on education ‘as the absolute key to a better future for Indigenous kids and the key to reconciliation’.
TAFE in the 21st Century

TAFE in the 21st Century

The crisis in Australian vocational education is more than a funding, marketisation or system design issue: it is a question of the fitness of our vocational education model for our times.
Unmaking TAFE (part 2)

Unmaking TAFE (part 2)

This article is part two of a two-part series. It focuses on the policy trajectory that created a national training framework, a ‘training market’ and the introduction of VET FEE HELP and looks at how these policies brought TAFE to near ruin.
TAFE: a fundamental cornerstone

TAFE: a fundamental cornerstone

For far too long, TAFE and the broader VET sector has been neglected by State and Federal Liberal governments. The push to privatise essential education services through contestable funding models, and the rampant and systemic rorting through the VET FEE-HELP loans program has bred a lack of confidence in the system.
Defending TAFE – perspectives from manufacturing

Defending TAFE – perspectives from manufacturing

The future we want is dependent on us successfully defending public education and particularly, defending public Vocational Education & Training - TAFE.