Closing TAFE campuses, selling off the land and replacing them with shopfront support centres is the Liberal-National state government backdoor way of cutting services to rural and young people according to Dawn Walker, NSW Greens TAFE spokesperson.
The sparks were flying, and building, and discovering and creating this week at Wollongbar as the TAFE hosted it's annual Bright Sparks program.
Further to last week’s comment piece on the government’s attitude towards funding public education providers such as TAFE, Byron Community College director Richard Vinycomb approached The Echo to explain how community colleges also rely on government funding, while often filling... Read More →
State Labor leaders visited the Murwillumbah TAFE site yesterday calling on the National Party's Lismore MP Thomas George to stop his government selling it off.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot slammed north coast National Party MPs in federal parliament yesterday for the coalition's controversial plan to sell off TAFE campuses at Murwillumbah and Ballina.
North Coast TAFE campuses are suffering a downturn in enrolments and the closure of courses as a result of Federal Government funding policies, according to the NSW Greens.
A campaign against controversial funding cuts to TAFE colleges will be launched throughout the north coast tomorrow (Tuesday).
Greens NSW MP John Kaye has condemned premier Mike Baird's decision to move TAFE out of education and into the industry portfolio.
Greens NSW MP John Kaye. Premier Mike Baird's decision to move TAFE out of Education and into the Industry portfolio will be the last straw for TAFE as a public education institution.
Tony Morrissey, Chifley NSW. As a sacked TAFE teacher who has been teaching the Electrical Diploma for 20 years, I am deeply concerned about the future of Australia’s young generation. W
A series of grassroots protests against both the state and federal governments will kick off in Lismore today with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas ‘cleaning up’ Lismore MP Thomas George’s office, and on Sunday with a major march in Ballina called People in the Park.
The economic future of the north coast is at risk, say the Greens, from state government attacks on the TAFE sector, which will require students 'to pay more in order to receive less'.
Kingscliff TAFE has secured a government grant to send ten Diploma of Events students on an international educational tour to attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Seven is an exhibition presenting the exciting creations of the Visual Arts students from North Coast TAFE, Murwillumbah Campus.
Though only 22, north coast engineer Thomas Rann has been living the dream as part of the ford V8 Supercar team at the Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast 600.