Shadow Minister for Training Skills Apprenticeships, Steph Ryan
Steve Herbert today failed to confirm his hand-picked boards followed proper processes in a botched implementation of new TAFE legislation.
New boards were announced for Victoria’s 12 TAFEs on August 11 – six weeks after the government spilling all of the boards.
Ministerial appointed board members include three former Labor MPs, a former Labor candidate and a co-convenor of EMILY’s list.
In parliament today, Steve Herbert refused to provide an assurance his hand-picked boards would allow co-opted directors to have a say in the election of the chair.
It is the latest botched attempt to introduce new legislation by Labor, after the shambolic implementation of a new code of conduct for local councils earlier this week.
It has become apparent Steve Herbert is completely incapable of handling even the most basic of tasks.
Daniel Andrews promised ‘independence’ and ‘proper governance’ for these TAFEs, but these boards have become just another way for Daniel Andrews to bully out any opposition.
The Andrews Government must now guarantee to the public proper process was followed and that these boards will not become another political puppet beholden to Daniel Andrews’ petulant demands.
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