Information about the Inquiry

Information about the Inquiry

The Senate has referred the provisions of the Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2007 to the Senate Standing Committee on Employment, Workplace Relations and Education for report by 7 August 2007.

The purpose of the bill is to amend the financial assistance table under subsection 18(4) of the Act to increase funding for 2008 and 2009 and provide additional funding for 2010 and 2011.  The increased funding will support the establishment of a further three Australian Technical Colleges. The total funding appropriated under the Act will increase from $456.2 million to $530.9 over the period 2005 to 2011.

Submissions are due by 13 July 2007 and can be emailed to

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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