Wage subsidy trial

BOOST: Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin talks to young workers about the government’s investment of $60m in a trial wage subsidy in regional areas for employers to engage more apprentices.

THE Coalition Government will invest $60m to trial a wage subsidy as an incentive for employers in regional and rural communities to engage more apprentices.

Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education Minister Senator Michaelia Cash said the trial would see up to 1630 new Australian apprentices in areas of skills needs.

“There are 3.3m Australian small businesses which contribute around $395b annually to our economy,” she said.

“Small business plays a vital


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