A more sustainable higher education system

The Turnbull Government’s plan for a more sustainable higher education student loans scheme has passed the Parliament, ensuring future generations have access to study opportunities at Australia’s world-class institutions.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the plan ensured Australia’s higher education loan system was accessible and sustainable.   “We’re delivering a record…

Major research boost for agriculture industry

Joint release with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud New disease fighting technologies and expanding the emerging Australian native food and medicinal agriculture industries are a major focus of new research funding, announced today by the Turnbull-McCormack Government.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said…

Research to advance Australia’s energy storage capability

Joint release with Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg The Turnbull Government has backed two major research initiatives to advance Australia’s world-leading energy storage expertise.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg today announced $7.5 million for two new specialist Research Hubs that…

Turnbull Government backs Australia’s world-leading research sector

The Turnbull Government has backed 132 new projects to advance developments in key research areas from energy storage, robotics and advances in medical implants right through to coastal management and crop disease prevention. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the $180.4 million funding boost through ARC Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships, Industrial Transformation…

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Joint release with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Today we announce the successful applicants for the 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to deepen two-way engagement between Australia and the Indo-Pacific.   In 2019, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,817 students to take part in 792 mobility projects in 36…