More pathways for Indigenous students

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the country will have more access to the support and information they need to make decisions about life after school through two new initiatives worth $1.7 million launched today and supported by the Turnbull Government.  Minister Birmingham said the…

HEATHERBRAE SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH AEROSPACE INDUSTRY FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will launch a pilot programme that will see Hunter River High in Heatherbrae partner with local aerospace businesses to improve employment outcomes and deliver stronger results in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) performance. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said that Hunter River High would be one of…

DOBELL SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES COLLABORATE FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will launch a pilot programme that will see Wyong High School partner with local businesses, including Mars Food Australia and Sanitarium, to improve employment outcomes for local students and deliver stronger results in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) performance. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham joined Member for…

6000 MORE INDIGENOUS STUDENTS SUPPORTED TO STAY IN SCHOOL

More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will receive support to complete school and transition to further education and training as a result of the Coalition’s $5.75 million investment in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion and Minister for Education and…

Aidan Byrne’s Resignation

I congratulate Professor Aidan Byrne on his new role as Provost at The University of Queensland.  While it is disappointing that the Australian Research Council (ARC) is losing a thoughtful and insightful leader, I appreciate that Professor Byrne’s new position is a fantastic opportunity for him and wish him every success.  Professor Byrne has led…

GLOBALLY CONNECTED, LOCALLY FOCUSSED HEALTH AND MEDICAL PRECINCT FOR THE CENTRAL COAST

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver $32.5 million in capital funding to provide a globally connected and locally focussed world class Central Coast medical school precinct on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham joined Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks MP and Member for Dobell Karen McNamara MP…

Focus on What Works, Not Just the Funding in Schools

Fresh analysis from a leading education research centre backs the evidence-based approach of the Coalition’s once-in-a-generation plan to lift school student achievement. “…increased expenditure has not produced significantly improved student outcomes (at least not in the areas for which we have good measures). In fact, as this paper has observed, performances often have declined despite…

Labor Lies on Schools #8

Bill Shorten has started his campaign pitch by once again lying to Australians about education funding in a playground in Leichhardt in Queensland where Labor agreed to rip out $40 million from local schools. “There is no plan for schools except cuts.” – Bill Shorten, Doorstop interview, 9/5/16 “[Malcolm Turnbull] has no plan or the plan…