Backing university research with record funding

Australia’s universities are set for a record $1.92 billion injection in research block grant funding from the Turnbull Government to support our world-class researchers and drive greater collaboration with industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the announcement today of the 2018 research block grants demonstrated the Turnbull Government’s strong support for improving…

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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide, Breakfast with Spence Denny

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide, Breakfast with Spence Denny Topics: Cabinet reshuffle; Murray-Darling Basin Plan; Higher education changes announced in MYEFO; Citizenship of Parliamentarians 20/12/2017 08:35AM Spence Denny: Super Wednesday – this is the last one for the year as we make our way into the Christmas period. Rebekha Sharkie is here in…

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Appointment as Manager of Government Business in the Senate

I thank the Prime Minister for my appointment to the leadership team of the government as Manager of Government Business in the Senate, in addition to my continuing responsibilities as Minister for Education and Training. The Senate is Australia’s greatest parliamentary chamber but, for governments, also its most challenging. Successful management requires respect for the…

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Interview on ABC News with Julie Doyle

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC News with Julie Doyle Topics: Cabinet reshuffle; Higher education changes announced in MYEFO 19/12/2017 13:05PM Julie Doyle:                  Impending news of the reshuffle that’s coming, are you staying as Education Minister? Simon Birmingham:     Well look, I would anticipate that, but in the end Cabinet and Ministerial arrangements are the gift…

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