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New data shows apprenticeships on the decline across Australia

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New figures show the number of apprentices across the country has dropped since the Coalition came to power.

The Age is reporting the number of registered apprentices fell by 15,000 between 2013 and 2015.

Phil Dwyer from the Builders Collective of Australia told Kate and Justin there has been a downward trend for some time.

‘Particularly since 2002 when the Warranty Insurance Regime was brought in,’ Mr Dwyer said.

‘That is what is killing our industry. It’s just a dog of a product.’

Under that regime, registered builders are required to carry warranty insurance for building contracts worth more than $12,000.

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