Closing the ‘digital divide’ for disadvantaged students

Australian students from rural, remote, disadvantaged and Indigenous schools stand to benefit from a $6.9 million Turnbull Government initiative to improve digital technologies training for teachers. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne and Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham announced the additional funding would provide access to a unique University of…

New STEM app to focus Australia’s youngest students on jobs of the future

The success of a trial teaching pre-schoolers another language has set the standard for the Turnbull Government’s moves to inspire young Australians’ interest in science and technology. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said initial feedback from parents, children and educators on the play-based languages learning apps in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)…

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…