Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan Topics: GST distribution; Murray-Darling Basin Plan; Cashless welfare card 07/02/2018 08:37AM David Bevan: A big ABC Radio Adelaide welcome to Simon Birmingham, Federal Education Minister. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning everybody. David Bevan: And to Mark Butler, shadow…

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TEQSA board reappointments

The Turnbull Government has reappointed the board of Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Chief Commissioner Professor Nicholas Saunders AO, Dr Linley Martin and Professor Clifford Walsh have had their terms at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) extended. “I…

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Interview on FIVEaa mornings with Leon Byner

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on FIVEaa mornings with Leon Byner Topics: Pre-school attendance rates 06/02/2018 11:10AM Simon Birmingham: Well, good morning Leon. This is a concern. There’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data around pre-school education which shows that South Australia has amongst the worst attendance rates in the country in terms of children actually accessing pre-school.…

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Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: Polls; Citizenship of Parliamentarians; SA Liberal State Election 05/02/2018 7:30AM Simon Birmingham: Look, what we’re seeing is that Australians recognise the strength of the Turnbull Government’s performance. Performance that indeed is delivering record jobs growth–jobs growth that we haven’t seen since the statistics were started to be collected. 400…

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Senator Lucy Gichuhi

South Australia’s Liberal Senate team warmly welcomes Senator Lucy Gichuhi as a Liberal Party colleague.   Senator Gichuhi is a well-respected member of the Upper House and is already known for her thoughtful advocacy, strong community connections and defence of individual liberty and choice.   As Senator Gichuhi highlighted in her maiden speech, “Australia is…

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Preschool funding boost

The Turnbull Government has locked in a $440 million funding boost for preschool education and is urging states to boost the enrolment and attendance rates of preschoolers in early learning.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the extra funding would extend the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education into…

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