Getting Australian students and teachers ready for the future

Education ministers have endorsed a national approach to improving the teaching and take up of science, mathematics and information technology in Australian schools. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government will work with state and territory education ministers to implement the key goals and actions agreed to in the National…

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Recognising the most inspired of our university teachers

Two associate professors have been jointly recognised as the Australian University Teacher of the Year for their innovative approaches to teaching – including the use of a virtual market simulation system. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham praised the outstanding efforts of Halim Rane from Griffith University and Kevin Tant from Monash University…

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Education and Training a Focus for Innovation Agenda

An ongoing commitment to national research infrastructure, a focus on taking Australia’s world class research from lab to everyday life and additional support to encourage Australian students to embrace the digital age earlier in life are cornerstones of the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said high quality research…

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Research review calls for boost to commercial returns on research

A national review of research policy and funding has called for a greater focus on promoting collaboration between universities and business so that research results in innovative commercial outcomes and greater economic returns.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements report. Minister Birmingham said…

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Capitalising on Australian research excellence

The release of the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research 2015 results highlight continued improvement in the high-quality and world-class standard of Australian university research. The Turnbull Government is committed to enhancing Australia’s excellence in research as part of its innovation agenda – with a particular focus on the commercialisation of research to take it…

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Speech: Universities Australia

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you very much Ian. To Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Gareth Evans, Chancellor at the ANU, fellow Vice-Chancellors present, to my Parliamentary colleagues present – Senator Bridget McKenzie to whom I think we owe enormous credit and probably apologies at this time of the Parliamentary year. Chairing the Senate…

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Inclusion matters in education for students with disability

Supporting teachers to better meet the needs of students with disability will be a focus for the Turnbull Government’s response to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the report, and the Turnbull Government’s initial response to recommendations, to coincide with International…

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