Turnbull Government backs Australia’s world-leading research sector

The Turnbull Government has backed 132 new projects to advance developments in key research areas from energy storage, robotics and advances in medical implants right through to coastal management and crop disease prevention. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the $180.4 million funding boost through ARC Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships, Industrial Transformation…

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Joint release with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Today we announce the successful applicants for the 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to deepen two-way engagement between Australia and the Indo-Pacific.   In 2019, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,817 students to take part in 792 mobility projects in 36…

Further strengthening the Australia-India education partnership

The Australian Government has committed $5 million for the Australia India Institute to drive closer collaboration between Australian and Indian educational institutions.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Indian Minister of Human Resource Development, the Hon Shri Prakash Javadekar announced the funding boost at the Australia India Education Council meeting in Adelaide…

Coalition continues to deliver on its plan for a stronger economy & safer Australia

Lower, fairer and simpler taxes for all working Australians, stronger national security laws, improving drought support for Australian farmers and support for 300,000 apprenticeships through the new Skilling Australians Fund are just some of the features of the 43 pieces of legislation the Turnbull Government has steered through the Senate in the three sitting weeks…