I was a member of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, which conducted this inquiry, together with my colleague the member for Chifley, who is in the chamber today. Can I start by expressing my thanks to my fellow committee members; the chair, the member for Cunningham; and secretariat staff, who not only did an excellent job in arranging the inquiry hearings and extensive field work that we did, providing us with excellent briefing documents, but also assisted in the compilation of this fantastic report. I am sure that I would speak on behalf of every committee member, even those who submitted a dissenting report, in saying that the support provided by the secretariat was nothing short of first-class.Read more
Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the importance of skills training for our future apprentices.
AS I SPEAK to parents, from all around the country, from all walks of life, one thing they all have in common is the desire to see their kids get a good education.Read more
In February I attended llawarra Senior College’s Excellence Assembly.
With students from years 10, 11 and 12, Illawarra Senior College offers extensive curriculum choices for young people.Read more