Fast-tracking NSW and Queensland project funding for industry-research collaboration

Making the mining sector more efficient and boosting the strength of railway tracks are among four new research projects in New South Wales and Queensland that the Turnbull Government today announced would be funded to kick off 2017. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s $1.875 million commitment for three mining…

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Interview on SKY News To The Point with Kristina Keneally and Peter Van Onselen

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News To The Point with Kristina Keneally and Peter Van Onselen Topics: The United States’ immigration policies; Australia’s Syrian refugee intake; Year 1 national literacy and numeracy check; Higher education reform  30/01/2017 01:37 PM Kristina Keneally: Pete, we might now go to Simon Birmingham, the Minister for Education. He’s joining…

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Interview on ABC Illawarra Mornings with Nick Rheinberger

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Illawarra Mornings with Nick Rheinberger Topics: Linkage Projects funding to encourage research with practical outcomes; Collaboration between researchers and industry; Year 1 national literacy and numeracy check 30/01/2017 10:12AM Nick Rheinberger: We started with education, we’re going to continue in this hour with a couple of significant announcements from the…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham Topics: First day of school; Year 1 national literacy and numeracy check; The United States’ immigration policies 30/01/2017 08:45 AM Matthew Abraham: Well, not school drop-off for the very, very first time but, South Australian Liberal Senator and Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us.…

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Literacy and numeracy check for all Aussie schools under the Turnbull Government’s quality reforms

The Turnbull Government has announced an expert group of principals, teachers, speech specialists, academics and researchers will progress the staged implementation of a nation-wide phonics assessment and the development of a numeracy check. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the short assessments of year 1 students' literacy and numeracy skills are backed by…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham Topics: Politicians’ summer beards; Trans-Pacific Partnership and Australian trade deals; Labor and Greens protectionism; Manufacturing in Australia; Penalty rates and Labor undermining the Fair Work Commission; Teaching standards 25/01/2017 08:35AM  Matthew Abraham: And we welcome to ABC Adelaide the first Super Wednesday of 2017.…

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