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%.
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:
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