Connected Beginnings delivering results in Alice Springs

Families in Alice Springs are benefiting from the Turnbull Government’s community based Connected Beginnings program, which connects health care, early childhood education and family support services to give local children the best possible start in life.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion will be in Alice…

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Backing early learning and care for disadvantaged families

Thousands of families across regional and remote Australia and Indigenous communities are set for more support to access early childhood education and care as part of sweeping reforms from the Turnbull Government.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s child care and early learning overhaul included a $271 million Community…

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Interview on ABC News National Wrap with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC News, National Wrap with Patricia Karvelas    Topics: Financial Services Royal Commission; Literacy and numeracy test for teachers; David Gonski’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools; NAPLAN overhaul; International students; Newspoll 22/04/2018 09:03PM   Patricia Karvelas:         I’m joined now by Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Welcome to National Wrap, Minister.…

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Estimate your child care subsidy and make the switch

Australian families can calculate their new child care and early learning subsidies after the Turnbull Government re-launched its online estimator with updated Consumer Price Index figures.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the updated estimator should remind families they need to update their details to switchover to the Turnbull Government’s new child…

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Interview on ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas  

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas   Topics: SA electorate seat changes; NAPLAN; School funding; Bullying in schools; New Zealand visas 13/04/2018 06:13PM Patricia Karvelas:         Senator Simon Birmingham is a senior South Australian Liberal. He’s also the Education Minister. Minister, welcome back to RN Drive. Simon Birmingham:     G’day Patricia, great to be…

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Doorstop Interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Adelaide Topics: Government school funding; Cyberbullying; South Australian electoral boundaries 13/04/2018 1:30PM Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much for coming today. The COAG Education Council met today in Adelaide, and I was thrilled to once again have a series of constructive conversations with my colleagues from around Australia about important issues…

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