Interview on 2GB Money News with Ross Greenwood

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB Money News with Ross Greenwood Topics: High Court rulings and continuing the business of government; Delivering real needs-based schools funding 30/10/2017 07:08PM Ross Greenwood: Let’s start however talking about education, and in particular what’s taken place in Federal Parliament. Our Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, is on the…

Doorstop interview, Sydney

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Sydney Topics: SBS National Languages Competition; High Court rulings and continuing the business of government 30/10/2017 11:00AM Simon Birmingham: Alright. This is a wonderful celebration of learning language, and hopefully something that inspires other young people to try to learn languages and encourages parents to keep their kids [indistinct] children in…

Interview on Sky News Live with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News Live with Patricia Karvelas Topics: High Court rulings and continuing the business of government; Higher education reform; Same-sex marriage postal survey 29/10/2017 07:07PM Patricia Karvelas: My first guest tonight is the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Good evening, Patricia. Patricia Karvelas: Let’s start with the…

Interview on FiveAA Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on FiveAA Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings Topics: High Court rulings and continuing the business of government 30/10/2017 06:11AM   Simon Birmingham:                Good morning guys.   Presenter:        Now look, setting aside the atmospherics of how all this looks, I wanted to ask you as someone who has really overseen…

Tackling child care fee pressure

Help is on the way for families feeling the hip-pocket pressure of child care fees with the Turnbull Government introducing sweeping reforms and investing an additional $2.5 billion to deliver more support for more families. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said too many families struggle with the costs of rising child care fees…

Flexible literacy pilot funding boost

An innovative pilot program designed to boost remote students’ literacy and numeracy has been backed with a further $4.1 million from the Turnbull Government, following the release of an independent report highlighting its positive impacts. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the additional $4.1 million would extend the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary…

Islamic School of Canberra internal review decision

Earlier today, my department informed the authority that manages the Islamic School of Canberra that the outcome of the internal review they requested has upheld the original decision to revoke the authority’s approval under the Australian Education Act 2013.   The original decision detailed the department’s concerns about the authority’s governance and financial management arrangements.…