Coalition continues to deliver on its plan for a stronger economy & safer Australia

Lower, fairer and simpler taxes for all working Australians, stronger national security laws, improving drought support for Australian farmers and support for 300,000 apprenticeships through the new Skilling Australians Fund are just some of the features of the 43 pieces of legislation the Turnbull Government has steered through the Senate in the three sitting weeks…

Expert panel to review Australia’s education qualifications framework

Joint release with Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews  The Turnbull Government has announced the members of an expert panel to review Australia’s Qualifications Framework (AQF) to ensure it continues to meet the needs of students, education providers and employers.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said as part of…

A new era for Antarctic science

Joint media release with Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash The Coalition Government is establishing a new Australian Antarctic Science Council to revitalise science research on a new platform, as well as boost Hobart’s position as an Antarctic science hub, and as the premier gateway…

Successful early learning language program doubles

Joint release with the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into schools, inspiring an extra 30,000 children across Australia to learn a second language. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and local Member for Reid Minister Craig…

Global recognition for Australian researcher

Joint release with Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash Australian researcher, Professor Brian Walker, has been internationally recognised for his scientific research. Professor Walker, from the CSIRO and Australian National University, today received the 2018 Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award sponsored by Japan’s Asahi Glass foundation. He is only the second Australian…