Mary Wooldridge MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR INNOVATION, JOBS AND TRADE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRAINING AND SKILLS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Hot Topic Students Desert Daniel Andrews' Vocational Education System

The Government's failure to arrest the decline in enrolments in VET is leaving young Victorians without the skills they need for the future and employers without the skilled workforce they need.

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Hot Topic Labor hides report as training system haemorrhages students

Particularly concerning is the drop in enrollments in training in NDIS related areas (33%) and family violence (19%). This Government report shows very clearly that students continue to desert the system.

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Hot Topic VET student numbers continue to plummet under Daniel Andrews

The number of Victorian VET students both undertaking and completing their qualifications continues to plummet year after year under Daniel Andrews. The Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services released today shows that since the Andrews Government took office there are 145,000 fewer VET students (460,000 in 2014 to 314,600 in 2017).

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Hot Topic Liberal Nationals tackle chronic pain

A Liberal Nationals Government will invest $40 million in pain services across the State. Over a million Victorians live with chronic pain, reducing workforce participation, community participation and overall quality of life. It impacts not only their lives, but their families and loved ones as well.

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Hot Topic Ballarat Hospital and health services boost

The Liberal Nationals will build a new and improved Ballarat Base Hospital by investing $461 million for expanded surgical theatres, the emergency department, mental health facilities and a women and children's hub. We will also immediately expand the chronic pain management clinic and the mother and baby unit.

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