Report highlights need for action on Year 1 literacy, numeracy checks

The Turnbull Government has released a landmark report from a panel of principals, teachers, speech specialists, academics and researchers into the need for literacy and numeracy checks for Australian Year 1 students. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the report highlighted that early success in reading and number sense is a powerful predictor…

Delivering sustainable and student-focussed higher education reforms

The Turnbull Government has welcomed the passage of its higher education reforms through the House of Representatives. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the reforms would ensure Australia’s world-leading higher education system was sustainable into the future while introducing measures that would help boost student outcomes. “We want to give students more choices…