Interview on Sky News with Samantha Maiden  

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News with Samantha Maiden   Topics: Higher education changes announced in MYEFO; Cabinet reshuffle. 19/12/2017 12:09PM Samantha Maiden:       And joining me now live is the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham. You’ve just outlined these major reforms to universities, but let’s start with the Cabinet reshuffle. Why is the Prime Minister taking…

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Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald Topics: Higher education changes; South Australian Newspoll results 19/12/2017 08:05AM Hamish Macdonald: Universities across the country have criticised the Federal Government’s plan to claw back money from the sector. The Government’s mid-year Budget update includes a two-year freeze on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme payments to…

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Boosting critical supercomputing research infrastructure

Joint media release with Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Michaelia Cash The Turnbull Government will deliver $70 million to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) High Performance Computing (HPC) facility to replace its supercomputer. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said replacing the NCI’s supercomputer was identified as a vital and urgent recommendation…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 10:42AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming. Today, we release two sets of NAPLAN data: one looking at the core NAPLAN testing around reading, writing, literacy, numeracy skills, and the other a sample test around citizenship and, indeed, civics. Across the core…

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