Press Conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press Conference, Canberra Topics: Issues with Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP; New VET Student Loans program Simon Birmingham: I’m very pleased to announce that the Turnbull Government is taking strong action to hit the reset button on the vocational educational system in Australia, and particularly the disastrous VET-FEE HELP scheme introduced by and extended…

Interview on ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas Topics: South Australian storms; South Australia’s energy market; Future schools funding arrangements; School vouchers Patricia Karvelas: We’re in the Adelaide studios, and South Australia’s weather emergency still has a way to run, but I suppose it’s fair to say that the political point-scoring began…

Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: Labor’s corruption of ‘Gonski’; Future schools funding arrangements Matthew Abraham: We welcome in our studio the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, South Australian Senator Penny Wong. Welcome, Senator Wong. Penny Wong: Good to be with you. Matthew Abraham:…

Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: Backpacker tax; Future schools funding arrangements; Minister Payne’s comments about Adelaide 27/09/2016 09:00AM Question: Does there need to be a compromise reached on the backpacker tax today? Simon Birmingham: There are many issues and important issues that we'll keep working through, and that's exactly what we're focused on. Things…

Doorstop interview at Education Council, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview at Education Council, Adelaide Topics: Labor’s corruption of ‘Gonski’; Future schools funding arrangements 23 September 2016 08:15AM Journalist:        Alright Minister, well you’re hosting your state and territory counterparts. How did everything go overnight? Simon Birmingham:     We had a very pleasant discussion last night and I’m sure…