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…

Program brings engineering to life for Yankalilla Area School students

Joint release with Liberal Candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer Yankalilla Area School students are amongst the first in South Australia to take part in an innovative pilot program that introduces engineering concepts to primary school students.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today visited Yankalilla Area School with Liberal Candidate for Mayo Georgina…

ANU admissions changes lead the nation

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today welcomed the announcement by Australian National University (ANU) that it is introducing a new integrated, national admissions system. “ANU warrants its status as Australia’s national university with this commitment to welcome, educate and accommodate the best and brightest Australians, regardless of their background,” Minister Birmingham said. “It’s…

Labor’s child scare scam

It’s time Labor’s Amanda Rishworth familiarised herself with the Turnbull Government’s reforms to early childhood education and care so that she stops falsely scaring families, especially given she’s said a Shorten Labor Government would adopt our policy. “I intend to allow the new system to have time to bed down before I look at a…

Better outcomes, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students

Joint media release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister Bridget McKenzie, Minister Dan Tehan and Minister John McVeigh The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.   Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the…