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Evans can’t wash his hands of Victorian vocational education failures

Lee Rhiannon 2 Jul 2012

The Gillard government must ensure that the failures in the Victorian experience of privatising vocational education and training (VET) are not repeated in other states, said Green Senator and higher education spokesperson Lee Rhiannon, following reports today of a $500 million training budget blowout in Victoria (AFR, 2/7/12, Gillard's training reform hit by budget blowout).

"The Gillard government has been in the driving seat of the push to privatise vocational education and cannot now wash their hands of the problems in the Victorian sector", said Senator Rhiannon.

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