Thursday, 17 October 2019
Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019, Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; In Committee
The government is engaging with the state and territory governments in relation to vocational education and training in a general sense, and, of course, Senator Cash has been doing a lot of work with state and territory governments on an overall broader reform package. But this is a specific grants program which was agreed between the government and the opposition. I would be very surprised if the states were not receptive to the offer that's on the table.