It is very rare to find any issue that can unite both sides of trade unions, employers and politics, but these unlikely allies have been telling everyone. In 2016, the leader of the labor party in Australia, Bill Shorten, said that Australian apprenticeship and training has seen its numbers go at its lowest point since 2001. He blames the plummeting numbers to the funding cuts made by the Coalition.
This year, according to the minister of vocational education and skills, the Coalition government’s Skilling Australians Fund will restore the plummeting apprenticeship numbers to its glory years. One of the main contributors to its massive decline is the labor department’s withdrawal of employer incentive.
According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions, apprenticeship numbers have been plummeting under the previous leadership. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia’s Business Council, as well as the Australian Industry Group also claimed that … Read more