Speech: National TAFE Day

To Bill Shorten, the leader of the opposition, Senator Rhiannon when she arrives, and those other Parliamentary guests who are here tonight who are far too numerous to mention. Chris Robinson, the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority, thank you for being here. Chris I understand, I think somewhere Malcolm White, hopefully, the…

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Reduced Financial Burden on Registered Training Organisations

In a further bid to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) sector, the Coalition has confirmed additional funding to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the additional funding to ASQA will help bolster the Authority’s regulatory powers and remove excessive paperwork and red tape…

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Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Subject: (Education Green Paper; Citizenship Act Reform) E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham joins me now; welcome to the program. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon Patricia, good afternoon to your listeners. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Now Minister, this morning you said, and I quote “we don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of…

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Interview – Sky News – AM Agenda – Kieran Gilbert

Subject: (Changes to Citizenship Laws; Bill Shorten’s Royal Commission Appearance; Education Green Paper) E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT: This is AM Agenda, thanks for your company. With me now, Labor frontbencher, Michelle Rowland and the Assistant Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, good morning to you both. Michelle Rowland, as the Shadow Citizenship Minister I’m very interested to see…

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Support for our Apprentices

The Coalition Government is committed to supporting the jobs and skills needed to grow and diversify the Australian economy. Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the Government was investing around $6 billion this year to support people undertaking vocational education and training (VET), including more than 300,000 apprentices. “One of our…

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