SA businesses urged to apply for Industry Skills Fund

Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund.  “Businesses in South Australia, particularly those in South Australia’s manufacturing sector, will be able to take advantage of the Industry Skills Fund to upskill or retrain their employees,” said Senator Simon…

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Media Statement

I thank the Prime Minister for the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Minister for Education and Training. I particularly look forward to delivering effective policies in vocational education, apprenticeships and training, while working with Christopher Pyne to help drive needed modernisation from pre-school through to higher education. Training is an essential link between individuals…

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Implementing the Basin Plan – commencement of ACT Water Management Legislation

Commonwealth Government legislation comes into effect today that transfers to the ACT Government responsibility for all water abstraction in the ACT. “The ACT Water Management Legislation is an example of one of the many ways in which our Government is improving governance of water within the Murray-Darling Basin,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary of…

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$1 million boost for River Torrens

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to improve the health of the River Torrens with a $1 million injection of funding under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Federal Environment Parliamentary Secretary and Senator for South Australia, Simon Birmingham, today officially launched the River Torrens Recovery Programme, saying the funding will be…

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