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MEDIA STATEMENT - Turnbull Ministry

MEDIA STATEMENT - Turnbull Ministry

20 September, 2015

I thank the Prime Minister for the honour to serve as Australia's Minister for Education and Training. Australia enjoys one of the best education and training systems in the world and it is an enormous privilege to continue the government's work to make our great system even better. Since December last year I have greatly enjoyed serving as the Minister responsible for vocational education and training, pursuing reforms focussed on lifting the quality of training, its relevance to modern jobs and the status of VET.  Ensuring Australians have the right skills for the jobs of today, and the jobs of tomorrow, is essential if we are to del... Read more »

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Nanny Pilot Programme – Applications Open for Families

Nurses, farmers, police, emergency service employees and other parents who are struggling to match their work hours with conventional childcare options are invited to participate in the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme from early 2016. Minister for Education and Training Sena... Read more >

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Interview - FiveAA - David Penberthy and Jane Riley

Subject: Higher Education Reforms E&OE… DAVID PENBERTHY: Well two weeks ago South Australian Liberal Senator, Simon Birmingham, was sworn in as the Federal Minister for Education after Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister and in one of the biggest policy shifts by the new governme... Read more >

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Interview - ABC 891 Adelaide - Ian Henschke

Subject: Higher Education Reforms; Vocational Education and Training E&OE… IAN HENSCHKE: Simon Birmingham is the Education and Training Minister and he’s just announced that he will not reintroduce the government’s higher education bill in to Parliament for another vote ... Read more >

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Speech: Times Higher Education World Academic Summit

The wonderfully witty and wily Mark Twain once remarked that education is “the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”  Based on Mr Twain’s observation, with such an esteemed, learned and well educated audience gathered here in this one location you may very well... Read more >

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