Press conference, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Adelaide Topics: Child care availability; Labor’s inability to read Budget projections; Australia’s embassy in Israel; Electricity market in SA; Injuries on Manus Island  02/01/2017 12:30PM Simon Birmingham: What we have seen today from Kate Ellis and the Labor Party is another case of all scare but no solution when it comes…

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Melbourne Topics: Future schools funding arrangements; Report on Headspace; Politics in classrooms 16/12/2016 08:10AM Simon Birmingham:     Today’s the day where I hope State and Territory Education Ministers will recognise that they need to focus on how we can best use the record growing levels of investment in Australian schools,…

Press conference, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Melbourne Topics: Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; Politics in classrooms; Reforms to higher education admissions transparency 16/12/2016 12:15PM Simon Birmingham:     The Education Council has met today, and I welcome the fact that states and territories have all agreed to undertake work with us…

Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 07:36AM  Virginia Trioli: We’ll return to the latest NAPLAN data, which shows some very disappointing results in literacy and numeracy. For more, the Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us…

Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 08:33 AM Kieran Gilbert: Good morning, and welcome to the program. The latest NAPLAN results have confirmed that students from non-English speaking backgrounds, from migrant families are outperforming the average on both…

Press conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Canberra Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; How-to-vote cards; Republican movement 13/12/2016 09:45AM  Simon Birmingham:     These NAPLAN results confirm information that has been contained in international reports over the last couple of weeks. We see results that show at best…

Interview on Weekend Sunrise with Monique Wright and Andrew O’Keefe

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Weekend Sunrise with Monique Wright and Andrew O'Keefe Topics: Politics in classrooms 12 December 2016 Andrew O’Keefe: Teachers in three states will go ahead with a plan to wear t-shirts to school, protesting Australia’s offshore detention policy. The planned campaign has been organised by a group called Teachers for Refugees and…