Labour Force December 2016

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment rose by 13,500 in December, to a record high of 11,985,900.  Full-time employment rose by 9,300 in December to stand at 8,176,500. This follows strong increases in full-time employment of 85,700 in the previous two months. Part-time employment increased by 4,200, to…

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Interview on Channel 10’s The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and Gretel Killeen

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 10’s The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly and Gretel Killeen Topics: University course completion rates; Turnbull Government’s measures to support uni students to make the right course choices 18/01/2017 7:05PM Carrie Bickmore: Well, Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now. Senator, I mean, is it really any…

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Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne Drive with Rafael Epstein

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne Drive with Rafael Epstein Topics: University course completion rates; Turnbull Government’s measures to support uni students to make the right course choices; Turnbull Ministry composition 18/01/2017 05:23pm Rafael Epstein: Uni offers are out today. I do want to know if you’re doing what you were first given the…

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Education Minister urges uni students to research options as completion rates dip

The Federal Education and Training Minister has urged students to research where they choose to study if they plan to go to university, as the Turnbull Government today released new data showing university student completion rates have dipped slightly. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said he encouraged the thousands of prospective uni students…

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Interview on ABC NewsRadio with Sandy Aloisi

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC NewsRadio with Sandy Aloisi Topics: University course completion rates; Turnbull Government’s measures to support uni students to make the right course choices; Turnbull Ministry composition 18/01/2017 8:16AM Sandy Aloisi: Australia’s tertiary education dropout rate is worsening. Government data released this morning reveals that completion rates are falling, with one third…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: University course completion rates; Turnbull Government’s measures to support uni students to make the right course choices; Higher education student debt; Importance of vocational education; Turnbull Ministry composition; Retirement of the Member for Heysen  18/01/2017 12:00PM Simon Birmingham:     Thanks very much for coming along. Today around Australia,…

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Interview on 3AW Breakfast with Ross Stevenson and John Burns

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 3AW Breakfast with Ross Stevenson and John Burns Topics: University course completion rates; Turnbull Government’s measures to support uni students to make the right course choices 18/01/2017 7:48AM Ross Stevenson: You are familiar when it comes to tertiary education, well undergraduate degrees, of the expression ‘pathways’? John Burns: No. Ross Stevenson:…

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Fuelling the inspiration of Australia’s next generation of technologists

More than 60 students from across Australia will converge on Macquarie University in Sydney today to kick off an advanced digital technology summer school backed by the Turnbull Government. Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis representing the Education and Training Minister for the launch said the digIT summer schools would receive $1 million through the…

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