Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity & Other Measures) Bill 2017

The Turnbull Government will today introduce new legislation to stop dodgy former training providers admitted to Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP scheme from infecting the higher education and international sectors. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new legislation would “keep the gate shut” on rorters and shonks that may be trying to move…

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ACCC vs Acquire judgement

I welcome the Federal Court’s judgement today that Acquire, in relation to selected students, engaged in conduct that was unconscionable, made false or misleading representations and failed to comply with the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law relating to unsolicited consumer agreements. This reinforces the Turnbull Government’s strong approach to fix Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP…

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Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: Delivering real needs-based funding for schools and fixing Labor’s model; One Nation 30/05/2017 07:50AM Simon Birmingham: Can I welcome firstly the passage late yesterday in the House of Representatives, the Turnbull Government’s reforms to implement true, consistent, needs-based funding in Australian schools. These reforms, as you know, were announced…

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One step closer for Gonski funding plan

The Turnbull Government’s schools funding plan has passed the House of Representatives despite the hypocritical opposition of all Labor members to Gonski needs-based funding.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 would deliver an extra $18.6 billion of needs-based funding – from current record levels – to Australia’s…

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