Taking action to unlock the potential of Australian research

The Turnbull Government has accepted all 28 recommendations of the Watt Review into research policy and funding, and has already made significant commitments to stimulate innovation and improve collaboration between Australian researchers and industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s response builds on the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science…

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Research that drives innovation for Australia’s future

Real-world problems in infrastructure, health and cybersecurity will be tackled by Australia’s brightest minds after the Turnbull Government today announced funding for 258 new research projects. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had committed $163 million to researchers across the country from 31 universities to collaborate with industry and business…

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Interview – 891 ABC Adelaide – Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

Matthew Abraham: On a Wednesday we gather three powerful South Australian MPs together to discuss national affairs, a lot to discuss today; your money. Simon Birmingham Education Minister and Liberal Senator joins us, good morning Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, great to be with you. Matthew Abraham: Kate Ellis is the Shadow Minister for Education…

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Responsibly investing in education

The Turnbull Government is continuing to provide record levels of financial assistance to State and Territory government schools and the non-government schools sector to support all Australian students. The Turnbull Government’s investment in education, training and child care will increase to more than $41.8 billion in 2016-17. A well-educated nation will increase productivity, drive innovation…

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Never let schools funding facts get in the way of a good story

The latest report commissioned by the Australian Education Union has found exactly what they wanted it to find while ignoring the Turnbull Government’s focus on the evidence based measures that improve education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Australia’s education spending is at record levels that the OECD acknowledges as above the average.…

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