Capitalising on Australian research excellence

The release of the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research 2015 results highlight continued improvement in the high-quality and world-class standard of Australian university research. The Turnbull Government is committed to enhancing Australia’s excellence in research as part of its innovation agenda – with a particular focus on the commercialisation of research to take it…

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Speech: Universities Australia

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thank you very much Ian. To Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Gareth Evans, Chancellor at the ANU, fellow Vice-Chancellors present, to my Parliamentary colleagues present – Senator Bridget McKenzie to whom I think we owe enormous credit and probably apologies at this time of the Parliamentary year. Chairing the Senate…

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Inclusion matters in education for students with disability

Supporting teachers to better meet the needs of students with disability will be a focus for the Turnbull Government’s response to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the report, and the Turnbull Government’s initial response to recommendations, to coincide with International…

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2015 NAPLAN National Report

The 2015 NAPLAN National Report released today shows while there are some areas of improvement in student literacy and numeracy outcomes we can and must do better. The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for school students throughout Australia. Without these key foundation skills students face challenges in successfully progressing…

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