ABS Education data

The Turnbull Government has welcomed new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that highlights positive trends in higher education as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the growing proportion of Australians with post-secondary qualifications was paying dividends. “Australians understand the value of…

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…