International study grants to build Australia’s future prosperity

More than 3000 students, professionals and researchers will get funding from the Turnbull Government to pursue overseas learning and research opportunities next year.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the recipients of the Turnbull Government’s 2017 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and Endeavour Mobility Grants which provide opportunities for Australians to undertake…

Turnbull Government announces funding for ground-breaking research

Creating a new laser system for satellite tracking and mitigating the impacts of space debris, investigating how smartphones can assist people with a disability to navigate essential services, and developing high-performance batteries for electric vehicles are among 989 new research projects that will receive funding from the Turnbull Government. Minister for Education and Training Simon…

UTAS projects on track

Reports today that the University of Tasmania (UTAS) has been gifted land for its campus relocations highlight the progress that is being made to realise an important vision for jobs and smart cities in Tasmania. The Turnbull Government’s $150 million commitment to invest in the relocation and expansion of UTAS’s campuses in the heart of…

New Council for International Education

The Turnbull Government has charged a council of experts to strengthen and expand the role of Australia’s international education sector as a global leader in training and research.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the membership of the Council for International Education to oversee Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025…

The facts on schools funding

Lies, damned lies and statistics. They have unfortunately been a common feature of the schools funding conversation being had across the country. Unfortunately that conversation has reached a new low now that we have Labor Party activists masquerading as education experts all the while ruthlessly preying on the fears of vulnerable parents to try and…

Cracking down on crooked child carers

The below opinion piece appeared in The Australian on 11 October 2016: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/family-day-care-rorts-cost-our-childrens-educational-future-dearly/news-story/ff17debda5d83fdc44fbb5a8cbde51bc  Cracking down on crooked child carers Many Australian parents choose family day care for its flexible hours of operation, home-like environment and to keep siblings together. Which is why the rorting of this system by some operators has been so concerning – concerning to…