New research centres to help secure Australia’s future

The Turnbull Government today announced it will deliver $283.5 million to set up nine new leading research centres focused on boosting productivity and economic growth, helping Australians adapt to the changing environment and lifting health outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the ARC Centres of Excellence were some of the most prestigious…

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New figures highlight support for disadvantaged higher education students

New Federal Government data has shown significant increases across recent years in the number of higher education students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those from regional and rural Australia, Indigenous students and those from low SES areas.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 2015 higher education student data showed the number of…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan Topics: ‘Shanghai Sam’ Dastyari and ‘cash for comment’; Political donations; Chinese engagement with Australian schools; Budget savings measures; Paying for increased childcare investment. 7 September 2016 8:35 AM David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Education Minister, Federal Education Minister and a Liberal Senator, welcome to the…

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QS World University Rankings

After the strong results in the recent Academic Rankings of World Universities I offer my congratulations to Australia’s universities which have once again shone on the world stage in the QS World University Rankings, particularly with their consistently-improving research performance rankings.   While there have been some mixed results, they highlight the competitiveness of international…

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Press conference, Cairns

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Cairns Topics: Construction commencement of Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine; Office refurbishment 6 September 2016 Simon Birmingham: … $42 million institute that the Federal Government is backing is really about marrying together our world class capabilities in research with the enormous opportunities that exist in the tropics, which by…

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Construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University 6 September 2016 Thank you very much Leanne Harvey the acting chief executive officer of the Australian Research Council for your welcome and ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming along today for this very…

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