New report highlights importance of teacher education reform

The Australian Council of Educational Research’s new report today on ‘out of field’ teaching highlights the need for policymakers to focus on initiatives that improve teacher education, teaching quality and ultimately boost outcomes for students. The Turnbull Government is focused on supporting a lift in teaching quality through our Student Achievement Plan by setting recruitment…

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

E&OE TRANSCRIPT ABC Adelaide Webcast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Subjects: Budget repair; Higher education reform; SA Government’s “punter’s tax” 17/08/16 08.36am Matthew Abraham: Well it’s a super digital Wednesday today and we welcome to the studio Greens Senator, spokesperson for the Greens on immigration and citizenship and early childhood education and so on,…

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Turnbull Government invests $10 million to get science, technology, engineering and maths into classrooms

As part of National Science Week, the Turnbull Government will provide $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme. The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals with classroom teachers and their students.    “The Turnbull Government is focused on inspiring the next generation of young Australians to…

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Speech and press conference at opening of Bald Hills interchange

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Address at the opening of the Bald Hills Interchange with Minister Peter Malinauskas and Mayor Ann Ferguson 15/08/2016 Simon Birmingham: … everybody and welcome. It's wonderful for me to be here representing the Federal Government, representing the Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher as well as being here with a number of important…

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