Apprentices & Trainees

Overview
The Liberals will extend their payroll tax rebates and small business grant programmes to support apprenticeships and traineeships through FY 2019-20 and 20-21. These extensions are claimed to support up to 4000 extra trainees and apprentices at a cost of $14.4m.
TasCOSS commentary 

Encouraging apprenticeships and traineeships is equitable and future-oriented, and have strong outcomes if targeted at appropriate skill levels. The broader policy aim is evidence-based, equitable, and supportive of a strong future for Tasmanians.

Whether payroll tax rebates and direct grants to small businesses are the optimal means of encouraging apprenticeships and traineeships is beyond the scope of this analysis.

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