Malcolm Turnbull arrogant and out of touch on TAFE

Ms BIRD (Cunningham) (15:03): My question is to the Prime Minister. Will this arrogant and out-of-touch Prime Minister support Labor's plan to cover upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE places to train Australians for jobs that have been languishing on the business skills shortage list for years and years?

Mr TURNBULL (Wentworth – Prime Minister) (15:03): I thank the honourable member for her question. The government is not going to be taking lectures on vocational education from the Labor Party. The Labor government left us with a complete debacle, with billions of dollars being advanced in loans for courses that had little or no value, to people who had no prospect of ever being able to repay them. It was a complete catastrophe. We're cleaning up that mess and putting vocational education on the right track. I refer the honourable member to the answer of the minister just a few moments ago.

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