Additional funding for vital research

The Turnbull Government has announced an additional $16 million for 10 critical research projects that will generate meaningful social and economic benefits for all Australians in areas including urban infrastructure, bioscience, telecommunications and health. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the investment from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Agility Fund would…

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Labor’s shadow ministry

With the Australian people having rebuffed Labor’s higher taxing, higher spending and higher deficit plans, the test for Labor’s new education team is whether they can instead support evidence based reforms to improve student results, instead of resorting to the same old 'more money equals better outcomes' Labor approach of the past.   We must…

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Interview – FiveAA Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings

JOURNALIST: Well one man who was in that room among those who were applauding the return of the Turnbull Government was South Australia’s own Simon Birmingham who, in yesterday’s reshuffle, has retained the Education portfolio, one of the key portfolios and even had that position enhanced. Simon, good morning and firstly congratulations on being re-elected.…

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Interview on FiveAA Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings

Subject: Ministerial reshuffle; Role of Defence Industry Minister; Immigration policies. E&OE… JOURNALIST: Well one man who was in that room among those who were applauding the return of the Turnbull Government was South Australia’s own Simon Birmingham who, in yesterday’s reshuffle, has retained the Education portfolio, one of the key portfolios and even had that…

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Enhanced opportunities for future generations through expansion of Tuckwell Scholarship Program

The Turnbull Government welcomes Australia’s largest personal philanthropic contribution to a university to expand the Tuckwell Scholarship Program at the Australian National University (ANU).   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the contribution was made by philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell and was worth about $200 million over 30 years.   Minister Birmingham…

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