ANU admissions changes lead the nation

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today welcomed the announcement by Australian National University (ANU) that it is introducing a new integrated, national admissions system. “ANU warrants its status as Australia’s national university with this commitment to welcome, educate and accommodate the best and brightest Australians, regardless of their background,” Minister Birmingham said. “It’s…

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Labor’s child scare scam

It’s time Labor’s Amanda Rishworth familiarised herself with the Turnbull Government’s reforms to early childhood education and care so that she stops falsely scaring families, especially given she’s said a Shorten Labor Government would adopt our policy. “I intend to allow the new system to have time to bed down before I look at a…

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Better outcomes, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students

Joint media release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister Bridget McKenzie, Minister Dan Tehan and Minister John McVeigh The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.   Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the…

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Speech at the Christian Schools Australia Forum at Parliament House

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at the Christian Schools Australia Forum at Parliament House 21/03/2018 7:15PM Simon Birmingham: To my various Parliamentary colleagues. I can spot a few in the audience. And to former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson. Many distinguished leaders of Christian education from around Australia and the various representative bodies who have come together…

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