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NSW must prioritise TAFE funding

Media Release
Robert Simms 13 Jan 2016

The Australian Greens have called on the NSW Government to stop pulling stunts with the state's TAFE sector and prioritise its funding.

"Freezing TAFE fees will not bring students back. Enrolments are already down dramatically and a fee freeze is nothing but a desperate stop-gap measure," The Greens spokesperson on Higher Education, Senator Robert Simms said.

"Cuts and fee increases from the NSW Government have contributed to driving people away from TAFE and it is imperative that we reverse these cuts, challenge the contestability model and adequately fund the sector.

"The for-profit VET sector has been a complete mess and we need to provide TAFE will the funding it needs to remain a high quality provider of vocational education for students."

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