App to revive language learning

Around another 3,000 pre-schoolers across the country will start learning Chinese as a second language through an app the Federal Education Minister has described as “vital” to Australia unlocking the full potential of our relationship with China.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government is offering more than 300 preschools…

Labor lies on schools #3

Labor’s letter of lies to schools across the country shows that Bill Shorten is wilfully ignoring facts in order to scare students, parents and educators. It is nothing short of a dishonest smear campaign.   “Mr Turnbull’s policy of cutting $30 billion from schools…” – Bill Shorten and Kate Ellis, Letter to schools, 6/4/16  …

Malek Fahd Internal Review decision

In May 2015 my department initiated a formal review into six school authorities affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) following ongoing concerns about their independence, financial management and governance arrangements. As a result of this review, on 13 November 2015, my department issued a Notice of proposed decision to each of the…

Labor lies on schools #2

Labor have followed up on yesterday’s lies about school funding, again spouting mistruths about the reality of schools funding arrangements across Australia.   “…things like the national curriculum, things like the national approach to teacher quality, things like the national approach to leadership accreditation, to a whole range of initiatives, would be put in dire…

Labor lies on schools

Bill Shorten, Chris Bowen and Kate Ellis have today demonstrated that Labor either don't have the faintest idea of how our school education system is structured in Australia or that they are hell-bent on telling lies all the way to the election.     “Malcolm Turnbull has today said that he will abandon school education…

Roadmap to research readiness

The Turnbull Government has named the group of experts who will map out Australia’s research priorities over the coming decade.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new Expert Working Group would help set the future direction of national research infrastructure after the Turnbull Government gave the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy…