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Qld govt turns back TAFE asset sell off

28 May 2015

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 The Queensland government has introduced a Bill to repeal the former government’s plan to sell TAFE assets and lease them out to third parties, as the first step in its $34 million Rescuing TAFE package.

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qld-tafeThe minister for training and skills Yvette D’Ath introduced the Bill on 21 May to repeal the Queensland Training Assets Management Authority Act 2014.

“QTAMA was created by those opposite to enable the sell-off of Queensland’s training assets to the highest bidder and removing access of TAFE to its own premises, its own equipment and leasing it out directly to the competitors of TAFE,” the Minister said.  “Once these assets are sold, once there are longterm leases in place, there is no getting them back. This means that any future growth by TAFE Queensland would be restricted by a lack of facilities.”

“We opposed this act when it was introduced last year, and we made it very clear that we would repeal it as soon as the opportunity arose,” Ms D’Ath said.

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Qld Parliament passes laws for access to TAFE assets
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