New languages, national rollout to encourage lifelong language learning

Every Australian pre-schooler will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program were open to all Australian preschools. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said in addition to the national roll out of the current five languages, the…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: Racial Discrimination Act; Strong borders and the Migration Act; Superannuation reform; North East Vocational College and alternative apprenticeship pilots 09/11/2016 08:34 AM Matthew Abraham: Now as we wait for Senator Nick Xenophon, Senator Penny Wong is in place and Senator…

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Developing the next generation of cyber security professionals

The Government will improve Australia’s cyber security by delivering world-leading cyber education and research. Education Minister Simon Birmingham and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan today announced approval for the Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence. Cyber security skills are fundamental to Australia’s capability in a connected, technology-enabled world. The centres…

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Press Conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press Conference, Canberra Topics: Opening of CTLab 7/11/2016 Simon Birmingham: … the ANU playing a leading role, collaborating with other research institutions, working with industry, and developing, ultimately, solutions to problems that don’t just confront Australia, but are global problems when it comes to management of carbon emissions. So what we see here…

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Speech at CTLab opening, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at CTLab opening, Canberra 7/11/2016 Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much Brian, the Vice Chancellor. It’s wonderful to be back here at the Australian National University. It’s always a delight to visit Australia’s National University and the one university that, as Federal Minister for Education and Training, I don’t just have the…

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Action to improve Australia’s research training system

The Turnbull Government has accepted all six recommendations made by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to improve Australia’s research training system. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt said the review found improvements should be made to ensure Australia’s research training system remains…

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