I wish all students in the region about to undertake their exams for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) all the best.

While the HSC is one indicator of academic achievement, it must be recognised that the results are not a complete measure of a person’s overall ability or intellectual capacity and while a good HSC result may allow a student entry to university, a poor result won’t immediately exclude anyone either.

For those who do decide to pursue a university degree, I wish you every success with your studies.

For those who choose employment or further training at TAFE, there is now a much brighter future for young people in this region and we have a growing capacity to educate, train, employ and retain young people here at home.

Adam Marshall (Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW)