Turnbull Government delivers university admissions transparency

Higher education students will have access to clear, consistent and transparent admissions information from next month under a plan unveiled by the Turnbull Government. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the admissions transparency implementation plan would help students choose the right course for them. Minister Birmingham said the plan had been developed by…

Needs-based long-term funding certainty for Australia’s schools

The Turnbull Government’s plan for real needs-based funding for Australia’s schools passed the Parliament this morning, ensuring students will get the support and quality education they need to succeed. This historic reform will deliver tangible benefits to students, parents and teachers. It represents a major investment in Australia’s future.   Our Quality Schools reforms deliver…

Academic cyber centres to tackle critical skills shortage

The Turnbull Government will boost Australia’s cyber security defences through up-skilling our domestic workforce and address the critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said two of Australia’s leading universities, University of Melbourne and Edith Cowan University,…

Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity & Other Measures) Bill 2017

The Turnbull Government will today introduce new legislation to stop dodgy former training providers admitted to Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme from infecting the higher education and international sectors. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new legislation would “keep the gate shut” on rorters and shonks that may be trying to move…

ACCC vs Acquire judgement

I welcome the Federal Court’s judgement today that Acquire, in relation to selected students, engaged in conduct that was unconscionable, made false or misleading representations and failed to comply with the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law relating to unsolicited consumer agreements. This reinforces the Turnbull Government’s strong approach to fix Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP…