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Special Bulletin - 8 September 2010

GILLARD GOVERNMENT REGIONAL AGREEMENT WITH INDEPENDENT MPs

TDA wishes to share with members details of the regional spending package, agreed between the Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, and Independent MPs.

See a summary of the package here, and the Budget considerations here.

Several key features include provisions for “rounding up” the Education Investment Fund by an extra $500 million, and revenues guaranteed for regional projects from the Critical Skills Fund – a wider funding measure TDA successfully advocated for the 2010 Federal Budget. This also related to Budget provisions for training in the resources industry. (link - Budget 2010)

TDA also links members to yesterday’s statement from the Prime Minister and Treasurer -- click here to view the statement.

For the TDA 2010 National Conference, TDA has invited Adam Bandt, Green MP for Melbourne, and Rob Oakeshot, MP for Lyne, to address TAFE delegates.