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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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Child care centres and schools across Australia will take time out from their busy schedules this morning with around half a million two to six-year olds set to enjoy the largest National Simultaneous Storytime ever. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the national event run... Read more >

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Press Conference - Glandore

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It is great to be here in the wonderful suburb of Glandore, an outstanding childcare and early learning centre celebrating simultaneous storytime that is happening in around 3,100 locations across Australia. It is great to have Matt Williams, the hard working local Member for ... Read more >

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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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