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

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel Ten’s The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and Waleed Aly Topics: Same-sex marriage plebiscite  13 September 2016 7:05 PM Carrie Bickmore: Well, Senator Simon Birmingham was in Cabinet when this plan got signed off, and joins us now. Simon, you’ve got the date, you’ve got the question. But do…

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Interview on ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas Topics: Same-sex marriage plebiscite; Omnibus Savings Bill measures; Superannuation reform; Schools funding 13 September 2016 06:06pm Patricia Karvelas: It’s been a big day in Parliament and it’s still going. So far today, the Government and the Opposition have agreed on a deal to pass…

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Turnbull Government to boost powers of child care ‘compliance cops’

The Turnbull Government will this week introduce a raft of new compliance measures to crackdown on child care service fraud and abuses.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government will this week introduce strengthened compliance and integrity measures in a “win-win” to protect both children and taxpayers. Minister Birmingham said…

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New research centres to help secure Australia’s future

The Turnbull Government today announced it will deliver $283.5 million to set up nine new leading research centres focused on boosting productivity and economic growth, helping Australians adapt to the changing environment and lifting health outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the ARC Centres of Excellence were some of the most prestigious…

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New figures highlight support for disadvantaged higher education students

New Federal Government data has shown significant increases across recent years in the number of higher education students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those from regional and rural Australia, Indigenous students and those from low SES areas.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 2015 higher education student data showed the number of…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan Topics: ‘Shanghai Sam’ Dastyari and ‘cash for comment’; Political donations; Chinese engagement with Australian schools; Budget savings measures; Paying for increased childcare investment. 7 September 2016 8:35 AM David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Education Minister, Federal Education Minister and a Liberal Senator, welcome to the…

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