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Created Mon 14/04/2014, Last Updated Mon 14/04/2014

Youth unemployment on the rise and apprenticeships on the decline.

Youth unemployment on the rise and apprenticeships on the decline: urgent action needed 

Recent figures from the National Centre for Vocational Educational Research (NCVER), show a 14.2% decrease in the take up rates of apprenticeships from the previous year.

The numbers pertaining to construction are even more alarming as a recent environmental scan conducted by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) report completions of apprenticeships in that sector are down by 18%.

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Created Fri 4/04/2014, Last Updated Fri 4/04/2014

Whistleblower Claims 457 Visa Worker Abuses At Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Project

Whistleblower Claims 457 Visa Worker Abuses At Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Project

Serious allegations of abuses of the 457 visa system and workers at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project have been referred to the Federal Government by the CFMEU National Office.

The CFMEU has received a detailed complaint from a whistleblower on the Roy Hill project. The whistleblower alleges that: