Better access to student loans for New Zealand citizens in Australia

The Parliament today passed legislation to extend access to student loans to eligible New Zealand citizens who have been long-term residents of Australia since childhood. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said it made “perfect sense” for New Zealanders who grew up as children in Australia to receive the same higher education support…

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Speech: Deakin University

E&OE… Simon Birmingham: Thank you- thank you very much Professor Jane den Hollander, vice-Chancellor of Deakin University and to David Morgan, the Chancellor for leadership at Deakin University. Ladies and gentlemen it’s wonderful to be with you all, can I acknowledge also [indistinct] to thank you for your welcome to country on behalf of the…

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Deakin’s new CADET a world-leading facility for Corangamite and Geelong regions

A new, world-leading facility at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus will give regional and rural students greater opportunities to develop a career in engineering. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today launched the new $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) that will deliver innovative…

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$840 million to extend 15 hours of preschool for all Australian children

The Turnbull Government will provide $840 million to ensure that all Australian children have access to 15 hours of high-quality preschool education in the year before they start school, Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham announced today. Senator Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had made a formal offer to state and territories to extend…

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Interview – 891 ABC – Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

Subject: Bernard Finnigan; GST; Climate Change Targets; E&OE… MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Joining us now on Super Wednesday, we have Liberal Senator, Minister for Education and Training in the Turnbull Government, Simon Birmingham. Welcome. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning everybody. MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Federal President of the ALP, Labor MP for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler. MARK BUTLER: Good morning.…

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