Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne with Raf Epstein

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne with Raf Epstein Topics: Victorian judiciary sentencing; Delivering real, Gonski needs-based funding for schools; Finkel Review 14/06/2017 04:35PM Rafael Epstein: Joining us for Poli-Graph today, the Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham. Good afternoon. Simon Birmingham: Hello, Raf. Great to be with you. Rafael Epstein:   And Mark Butler,…

Academic cyber centres to tackle critical skills shortage

The Turnbull Government will boost Australia’s cyber security defences through up-skilling our domestic workforce and address the critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said two of Australia’s leading universities, University of Melbourne and Edith Cowan University,…

Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: Ken Boston’s endorsement of the Turnbull Government’s needs-based schools funding plan; Finkel Review; Jail sentences for terrorists 13/06/2017 07:25AM Simon Birmingham:                  Great news this morning to see that Dr Ken Boston, another member of the Gonski panel, has endorsed the Coalition…

Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity & Other Measures) Bill 2017

The Turnbull Government will today introduce new legislation to stop dodgy former training providers admitted to Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme from infecting the higher education and international sectors. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new legislation would “keep the gate shut” on rorters and shonks that may be trying to move…