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As I indicated last month, I have included some extra references to the budget although the main impact points regarding school education and higher education funding were already pre-released prior to budget night. I am also mindful of my comment that just because it was indicated in the budget, doesn’t mean it is real. Except for the bit were it talks about the NDCO program being funded (ha).
In other news, it has a been a big month regarding Aboriginal Affairs with a major focus on the talks happening at Uluru during May. Interesting to see a push towards treaty rather then recognition. This is something that Victoria has been contextualizing for at least the last 12 months.
One of the behind the scenes issues I have been focusing on through this month is the impact (issues and opportunities) of the NDIS on the VET sector. I look forward to bringing readers a comprehensive overview in the near future. Already I am seeing the opportunity for positive change in the sector for all and the crucial role VET/Further Education may play for all mainstream connections with NDIS.
NDCO region 15 Mark Cottee