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No quorum at COAG! Who cares about VET?

Linda Simon (on John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations, 12.12.16) writes that not enough ministers turned up to the COAG Industry and Skills Council to form a quorum.

‘This year they were due to meet on 18 November in Darwin as the COAG Industry and Skills Council, but only three Ministers turned up from Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory to meet with the Commonwealth Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews. You would think that they had nothing to talk about, that all was well in the world of VET! As there was no quorum, no formal decisions could be made, and out of session procedures will need to occur. The agenda included:

‘Registered Training Organisation (RTO) regulation
Training Package reform
Training Products reform
Assessment review;
a host of needed reforms in the sector.’

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