When it comes to TAFE, regional pathways won’t fix what the government broke

Skills Minister John Barilaro’s announcement of the private tenders for training and employment placement is cold comfort for young regional people facing the mounting costs of vocational education and training and massive cuts in Federal government support, says NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. While the state government has pledged $8 million to be delivered through private organisations to help young …

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Finance Minister announces plans for the old Gosford school site

The future of the old Gosford School site has been revealed and the vision does not include a regional performing arts centre. Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet today announced a development application would be lodged within weeks to deliver a six-storey, 7000sq m mixed-use commercial building housing 300 finance workers and ground-floor retail and alfresco dining. It will be built next …

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We don’t need to be a backwater

by Perry Gretton Chattanooga was once described as the dirtiest city in America, and with good reason. It was so polluted that people drove through town with headlights on all day long. Yet it has now been twice voted by Outdoor magazine as the best town ever. How did that come about? The short answer is the Gig. This is …

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