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South Australia Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond

$12 Million For New Apprentices

Victor P Taffa

A Redmond Liberal Government will give all new South Australian apprentices $500 each towards the purchase of tools to commence their training.

Leader of the Opposition Isobel Redmond said that a Liberal Government will create a competitive business environment in SA but to do this there is a critical need to encourage young people to enter into apprenticeships.

“We will do this by offering practical assistance to ensure SA has an appropriately skilled workforce.” Ms Redmond said.





“From 1 July 2010 – 2011 the total assistance package will be $3 Million: $3 Million each year for the following three years totalling $12 Million over four years.


4 Year Assistance Package To New SA Apprentices






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“I have previously announced initiatives that will encourage a competitive business environment in SA by:

  • Cutting Land Tax by increasing the threshold to $300,000 from 1 July 2010;
  • Cutting Payroll Tax by increasing the threshold to $650,000 from 1 July 2011& then $700,000 from 1July 2012;
  • Exempting business from paying any payroll tax on wages of trainees and apprentices

“Today’s announcement continues to build on the SA Liberals’ commitment to SA business to provide a skilled workforce and a competitive business environment.” Ms. Redmond said.

Under the provisions of the relevant Electoral Act responsibility for all election comment is assumed by Editor Victor P Taffa. The Registered office of The Southern Thunderer is at 4/69a Darvall Road, West Ryde NSW 2114.


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