Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: University of Wollongong’s Molecular Horizons project; Future schools funding arrangements; Restoring the rule of law to the building and construction industry; National Firearms Agreement 19/10/2016 12:45PM SIMON BIRMINGHAM: …the world over the years, it will change lives, it will save lives and it will happen in Wollongong, in Australia,…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: National Firearms Agreement; Changes to pension eligibility  19/10/2016 08:39 AM Matthew Abraham: It’s Super Wednesday time, let’s crank it up with Liberal Senator for South Australia, Minister for Education Senator Simon Birmingham. Welcome Senator. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, great to…

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Speech at launch University of Wollongong’s plans for Molecular Horizons: a Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at launch University of Wollongong’s plans for Molecular Horizons: a Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences  19/10/2016 [Inaudible] And for all that you do for the University of Wollongong but for the promotion of Australia’s $19 billion dollar international education sector more generally. And I really do look forward absolutely to working…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: BP’s activity in the Great Australian Bight; Same-sex marriage plebiscite; SA’s energy security 12/10/2016 8:35 AM Matthew Abraham: We welcome to Super Wednesday Mark Butler, Labor MP for Port Adelaide, Federal President of the ALP, he’s the Shadow Minister for…

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New Council for International Education

The Turnbull Government has charged a council of experts to strengthen and expand the role of Australia’s international education sector as a global leader in training and research.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the membership of the Council for International Education to oversee Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025…

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Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: Registered Organisations Commission; Australian citizenship rights; Child care and workforce participation; ACOSS report on poverty   17/10/2016 08:32AM Kieran Gilbert: First though I spoke to Cabinet Minister Simon Birmingham on this and other matters but begin by talking about the Government’s focus on unions this…

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Cracking down on crooked child carers

The below opinion piece appeared in The Australian on 11 October 2016: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/family-day-care-rorts-cost-our-childrens-educational-future-dearly/news-story/ff17debda5d83fdc44fbb5a8cbde51bc  Cracking down on crooked child carers Many Australian parents choose family day care for its flexible hours of operation, home-like environment and to keep siblings together. Which is why the rorting of this system by some operators has been so concerning – concerning to…

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