Automotive Transformation Scheme

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:04 :44 ): Thank you, Mr President, for noticing. My question is directed to the Minister for Automotive Transformation. Have the 15 registered training organisations been approved which will assist in training workers as part of the Automotive Workers in Transition Program?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) ( 15:04 :40 ): I thank the honourable member for his question and his interest in matters of manufacturing and automotive transformation. In relation to the specifics of what training programs have or have not been approved I will take that on notice and bring back an answer.

I might speak to the honourable member afterwards just to clarify whether these are training programs that the government will be providing through the Automotive Workers in Transition Program or are training programs that Holden’s itself will be providing to its workers. I will seek clarification later and bring back the appropriate reply.

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