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Don't trust what Labor says on schools, trust what they do

Don't trust what Labor says on schools, trust what they do

10 May, 2016

In an extraordinary repackaging of a months old announcement today, Labor has shown they don’t understand how the Commonwealth’s schools funding is distributed and how arrangements work. Quite simply, the Federal Government pays lump sums to states and territories and non-government organisations to distribute as they see fit and based on their own funding models. Contrary to what is implied in his announcement today, Bill Shorten would have no say in how money is allocated to each school. Not only does Labor have no say in how funding is distributed among individual schools, but they will continue a model riddled with inconsist... Read more »

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Aidan Byrne’s Resignation

I congratulate Professor Aidan Byrne on his new role as Provost at The University of Queensland.  While it is disappointing that the Australian Research Council (ARC) is losing a thoughtful and insightful leader, I appreciate that Professor Byrne’s new position is a fantastic opportunity... Read more >

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Interview - ABC 774 - Sally Warhaft

SALLY WARHAFT: A new report suggests that many mothers are left working for – well maybe $5 an hour by the time they’ve paid for their childcare needs. Simon Birmingham is the Education Minister and Minister responsible for childcare and he joins us now; good morning, Minister. S... Read more >

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GLOBALLY CONNECTED, LOCALLY FOCUSSED HEALTH AND MEDICAL PRECINCT FOR THE CENTRAL COAST

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver $32.5 million in capital funding to provide a globally connected and locally focussed world class Central Coast medical school precinct on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham joined Member for Rob... Read more >

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Interview - ABC Central Coast Breakfast - Scott Levi

SCOTT LEVI: Obviously a big announcement to be made today and I think it might have something to do with the hospital and the university but, I’m not going to steal your thunder; what can you tell us? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well Scott, yes indeed you are on the money there that we are in... Read more >

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