Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 06:21 AM David Koch:                   Now, the latest national NAPLAN test results are out this morning. They show student results have stagnated with the proportion of pupils achieving the national minimum standard actually declining. There have been pockets of improvement but maths,…

Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: SA TAFE crisis 06/12/2017 Simon Birmingham: Over the last five years, the Federal Government has provided $771 million to the South Australian Government to support vocational education and training. What we’ve seen in that time is constant policy chaos. The South Australian Government had a policy called Skills For…

Doorstop Interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Adelaide Topics: Funding for South Australian schools 01/12/2017 4:00PM Simon Birmingham:     This is a humiliating back-down by Jay Wetherill but it’s a welcome one for South Australian schools who can now be certain they will receive the Turnbull Government’s record $1.3 billion in funding for them next year. It means we…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke Topics: Same-sex marriage; Auditor-General finding on SA State Government grant to One Community; Murray-Darling Basin Plan 29/11/2017 08:35AM   Ali Clarke:                    Good morning to Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham:     Good morning, Ali. Ali Clarke:                    And leader of the Australian Conservatives,…

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Canberra Topics: University completion rates and graduate outcome data; Same-sex marriage; Sam Dastyari 29/11/2017 7:30AM   Simon Birmingham:     The Turnbull Government’s higher education reform, in particular our push to have universities have performance payments applied to 7.5 per cent of their student funding. As this new data shows that numbers of…