Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Construction Industry Apprenticeships

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (14:56): My question is to the Attorney. What is the government doing to support apprenticeships so that they can complete their training and have ongoing sustainable work within the construction industry?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:56): I thank the honourable member for her question about apprenticeships in the construction industry. There are a number of ways that I know people have portfolio responsibilities, and I think it primarily falls within the Minister for Education, Training and Skills, the Hon. Blair Boyer, the member for Wright. I know the honourable member regularly talks to a number of stakeholders who are involved in the construction industry about training and apprenticeships. I am happy to liaise with the minister responsible and bring back a reply to this important question.