Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: Results of the 2017 graduate outcomes survey; Investment in the pacific region; Welfare payments; Skilling Australians Fund 12/01/2018 11:30AM Simon Birmingham:    Thanks very much for coming today. The Government’s today released the 2017 Graduate Outcome Survey data, which is a reminder, as many young Australians are contemplating their university…

Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 10:42AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming. Today, we release two sets of NAPLAN data: one looking at the core NAPLAN testing around reading, writing, literacy, numeracy skills, and the other a sample test around citizenship and, indeed, civics. Across the core…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke Topics: Same-sex marriage; Auditor-General finding on SA State Government grant to One Community; Murray-Darling Basin Plan 29/11/2017 08:35AM   Ali Clarke:                    Good morning to Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham:     Good morning, Ali. Ali Clarke:                    And leader of the Australian Conservatives,…

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland Topics: Same-sex marriage; University completion rates and graduate outcome data 29/11/2017 07:13AM   Del Irani:                      Now, students are dropping out of university at record rates according to new data released by the Federal Government. Michael Rowland:        Yes, research from a survey of graduates found that…

Speech at National History Challenge awards ceremony

  E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at National History Challenge awards ceremony, Canberra 27/11/2017 Simon Birmingham:    Can I acknowledge [indistinct] to see you here again. I acknowledge Australia’s Indigenous people’s, the Ngunnawal-Ngambri people, to the Canberra region, indeed all of Australia’s Indigenous people, and acknowledge that as a nation we continue to learn so much more of…

Turnbull Government backs new research projects

Protecting the environment, medical advances, initiatives to support small business and creating employment opportunities for Australians are central to 859 new research projects the Turnbull Government is backing. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the $333.5 million of funding as part of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Programme. The…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Citizenship of Parliamentarians; Enterprise bargaining 08/11/2017 09:05AM David Bevan: A big ABC Radio Adelaide welcome to Amanda Rishworth, Member for Kingston, Labor Member for Kingston, the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education. Good morning to you. Amanda Rishworth: Great to be here. David Bevan: Rebekha Sharkie, Member for Mayo with the Xenophon…

Interview on ABC North and West, Late Afternoons with Sarah Tomlinson

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC North and West, Late Afternoons with Sarah Tomlinson Topics: National Energy Guarantee 17/10/2017 5:35PM Sarah Tomlinson: Good afternoon, keeping the lights on. That’s the catch phrase today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this afternoon unveiled the Coalition Government’s new energy policy. Prior to the announcement, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott…