Crackdown on ‘child swapping’ saving taxpayers $7.7 million a week

New measures introduced by the Turnbull Government to crackdown on child care operators’ non-compliance will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, in moves that will ensure child care is more affordable, more accessible and fairer for Australian families. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today released new statistics showing in the…

Government recovers $283 million from “shonky” child care operators

The Turnbull Government has taken unprecedented action to address rorting of government payments for child care, with stronger compliance measures stopping $283 million of taxpayer money going into the hands of “shonky” Family Day Care providers.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Government’s tough stance on child care compliance means a…

University’s partnership proves Agenda’s strengths

A strategic partnership for manufacturing and R&D between the University of Adelaide and Trajan Scientific and Medical shows how research institutions and manufacturers can work together to power the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s ideas boom. Scientists from the University’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the School of Physical Sciences will work with…

Education and Training a Focus for Innovation Agenda

An ongoing commitment to national research infrastructure, a focus on taking Australia’s world class research from lab to everyday life and additional support to encourage Australian students to embrace the digital age earlier in life are cornerstones of the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said high quality research…