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…

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…