Research that drives innovation for Australia’s future

Real-world problems in infrastructure, health and cybersecurity will be tackled by Australia’s brightest minds after the Turnbull Government today announced funding for 258 new research projects. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had committed $163 million to researchers across the country from 31 universities to collaborate with industry and business…

Taking action to unlock the potential of Australian research

The Turnbull Government has accepted all 28 recommendations of the Watt Review into research policy and funding, and has already made significant commitments to stimulate innovation and improve collaboration between Australian researchers and industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s response builds on the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science…

Labor’s biggest lie of all on schools

After Labor’s plan for funding schools ‘went up in smoke’ last night, they have continued to demonstrate their poor understanding of basic economics. Repeatedly claiming there has been a ‘cut’ to schools funding under the Coalition does not make it true. Australians will not be fooled. “…you’ve got the government cutting school and health funding…”…

Responsibly investing in education

The Turnbull Government is continuing to provide record levels of financial assistance to State and Territory government schools and the non-government schools sector to support all Australian students. The Turnbull Government’s investment in education, training and child care will increase to more than $41.8 billion in 2016-17. A well-educated nation will increase productivity, drive innovation…

Never let schools funding facts get in the way of a good story

The latest report commissioned by the Australian Education Union has found exactly what they wanted it to find while ignoring the Turnbull Government’s focus on the evidence based measures that improve education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Australia’s education spending is at record levels that the OECD acknowledges as above the average.…

New resource hub to benefit 1.2m children

The Turnbull Government has launched a free one-stop shop for Australia’s 150,000 early childhood educators to deliver better care and outcomes for children and families. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new Early Childhood Resource Hub features more than 300 digital resources, as well as discussion threads for educators to collaborate and learn from…