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Reappointment as Minister for Education and Training

Reappointment as Minister for Education and Training

18 July, 2016

I am honoured to have been reappointed as the Minister for Education and Training. The Coalition took to the election strong, clear policies in early education and child care, schools and higher education, which I look forward to delivering. Our early education and child care reforms have been the subject of extensive consultation and will direct the greatest support to those families working the most hours and earning the least. The Prime Minister and I have committed to seeing them legislated at the earliest opportunity. We are committed to ensuring the delivery of reforms in school education that lift outcomes for all Australian s... Read more »

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Additional funding for vital research

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Labor's shadow ministry

With the Australian people having rebuffed Labor’s higher taxing, higher spending and higher deficit plans, the test for Labor’s new education team is whether they can instead support evidence based reforms to improve student results, instead of resorting to the same old 'more money equa... Read more >

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