Preschool funding boost

The Turnbull Government has locked in a $440 million funding boost for preschool education and is urging states to boost the enrolment and attendance rates of preschoolers in early learning.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the extra funding would extend the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education into…

Greater recognition of higher education qualifications in the Asia-Pacific

A ground-breaking agreement will make it easier for Australian higher education qualifications to be recognised across the Asia-Pacific, with the Tokyo Convention taking effect from today. Japan and South Korea have signed on to the Convention, joining Australia, China and New Zealand in supporting the mobility of students, academics, researchers and other professionals across the…

UTAS relocation given the green light

Joint release between the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher The Turnbull Government will drive jobs and economic revitalisation in Launceston through the game-changing relocation of the University of Tasmania’s main campus to Central Business District. With the Commonwealth funding agreement…

Child care fee relief on its way

Record numbers of Australian children are in early education and care as child care fee growth has slowed, new figures from the Department of Education and Training show. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 3.1 per cent increase in the numbers of children attending approved early education and care services between the…

Backing university research with record funding

Australia’s universities are set for a record $1.92 billion injection in research block grant funding from the Turnbull Government to support our world-class researchers and drive greater collaboration with industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the announcement today of the 2018 research block grants demonstrated the Turnbull Government’s strong support for improving…