Interview – Sky News – AM Agenda – Kieran Gilbert

Subject: (The Recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution; Q&A; Recent Polls) E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT: With me this morning, the Assistant Education Minister, Simon Birmingham and Shadow Citizenship Minister, Michelle Rowland. Simon Birmingham, today this conference in Sydney, what do you hope comes out of it? What does the Government comes out of these talks?…

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New Apprenticeship Network Open for business

Australian apprentices, people interested in an apprenticeship, and their employers will be able to get more help, from more locations, than ever before with start of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) today. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the new Apprenticeship Network was the biggest reform to apprenticeship support…

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New data supports focus on student choice and VET quality

New data on vocational education and training (VET) enrolments supports the Australian Government’s reforms to lift the quality of all vocational education and training (VET) providers and support greater student choice. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham said the Government-funded students and courses 2014 report, released today by the National…

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Speech: National TAFE Day

To Bill Shorten, the leader of the opposition, Senator Rhiannon when she arrives, and those other Parliamentary guests who are here tonight who are far too numerous to mention. Chris Robinson, the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority, thank you for being here. Chris I understand, I think somewhere Malcolm White, hopefully, the…

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Reduced Financial Burden on Registered Training Organisations

In a further bid to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) sector, the Coalition has confirmed additional funding to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).  Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the additional funding to ASQA will help bolster the Authority’s regulatory powers and remove excessive paperwork and red tape…

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Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Subject: (Education Green Paper; Citizenship Act Reform) E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham joins me now; welcome to the program. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon Patricia, good afternoon to your listeners. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Now Minister, this morning you said, and I quote “we don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of…

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