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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Tens of thousands of preschoolers to learn a language in 2017

Tens of thousands of Australian preschoolers will try their hand at languages this year as the Turnbull Government rolls out its popular early learning languages program across the country. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said he expected more than 30,000 children would learn Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish as…

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Interview on ABC Radio National Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio National Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald Transcript: The Turnbull Government’s child care reforms; Parliamentary travel entitlements 09/01/2017 07:37AM Hamish Macdonald: The Turnbull Government has nominated child care reform as a top priority for Parliament this year. That’s fitting considering warnings families could soon be paying up to $220 a day…

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Doorstop, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: The Turnbull Government’s child care reforms; Parliamentary travel entitlements; Political candidate selection processes 08/01/2017 01:30PM Simon Birmingham: One of the top priorities of the Turnbull Government in 2017 is to secure the passage of our child care reforms, because our reforms will ensure that the hardest working Australian families…

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AAT upholds decision to revoke Federal funding from plagued Malek Fahd school

After almost 18 months of uncertainty for the school community, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has now affirmed my department’s decision to revoke the approval of Malek Fahd Islamic School Limited to receive Federal Government funding.   The Administrative Appeals Tribunal was not satisfied that the school authority is able to satisfy the requirements of the…

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