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24 August, 2016
The Australian Council of Educational Research’s new report today on ‘out of field’ teaching highlights the need for policymakers to focus on initiatives that improve teacher education, teaching quality and ultimately boost outcomes... Read more

19 August, 2016
Children in child care and early learning will benefit from a $61.1 million funding injection from the Turnbull Government to boost service quality.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the funding would support states a... Read more

15 August, 2016
Today marks the official opening of the Mount Barker freeway interchange - improving access, safety, and travel times for tens of thousands of people in the rapidly developing region of South Australia. Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham... Read more

15 August, 2016
As part of National Science Week, the Turnbull Government will provide $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme. The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals... Read more

12 August, 2016
The latest data from the early education and care sector shows the Turnbull Government has continued the downward trend in child care price increases.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said new departmental data showed ave... Read more

04 August, 2016
More than 7,500 initial teacher education students have already sat or registered to sit a new test that will ensure all new teachers’ literacy and numeracy skills are in the top 30 per cent of the adult population. Minister for Education an... Read more

03 August, 2016
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham has called on schools, families and education experts to focus on evidence-based measures to lift student achievement in the face of flat results from the 2016 NAPLAN tests. “We need to fo... Read more

27 July, 2016
It seems Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek needs a lesson in education policy and electoral mathematics after her first major interview since assuming the role.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingh... Read more

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