Interview on Channel 10, The Project

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 10, The Project Topics: Year 1 numeracy and literacy checks 18/09/2017 07:05PM Carrie Bickmore: Well, Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now to talk letters and numbers. Simon, is this test needed? Like, I’ve had a child go through Year One and I just assumed that they were going to…

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Interview on 4BC Drive with Ben Davis

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 4BC Drive with Ben Davis Topics: Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks 18/09/2017 03:14PM Ben Davis: Simon Birmingham is the Federal Education Minister. Simon, afternoon, thanks for your time. Simon Birmingham: G’day. Ben Davis: The report that was released today, what’s it show us about Year 1s? Simon Birmingham: Yeah g’day…

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Interview on FIVEaa mornings with Leon Byner

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on FIVEaa mornings with Leon Byner Topics: Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks; TAFE qualifications 18/09/2017 11:13:AM Leon Byner: So Minister Birmingham, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Leon. Leon Byner: So you want to introduce this, don’t you? Simon Birmingham: Yes, indeed. Look, we think this is something worth the states,…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: Year 1 numeracy and literacy checks 18/09/2017 11:30AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Nothing is more important in our education system than the success of our children, of students. And in school, that starts at the earliest ages, where the building blocks are established upon…

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Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane Topics: Year 1 numeracy and literacy checks; Higher education reforms; Same-sex marriage 18/09/2017 07:10AM Sabra Lane: All grade one students face mandatory testing for literacy and numeracy if the Federal Government adopts the recommendations from a report it commissioned earlier this year. The report released today…

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Doorstop Interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Adelaide Topics: Education council 15/09/2017 Simon Birmingham: I’m deeply alarmed that today states and territories have asked for the right to be able to cut their school funding, while the Turnbull Government invests a further $23 billion into schools as additional funding over the next 10 years. I’m further alarmed by…

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Press conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Same-sex marriage 14/09/2017 11:35AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks so much for coming along. It’s wonderful to see so many people here making a strong statement about marriage. Marriage is an important institution. It strengthens individuals, it strengthens families, it strengthens our society and the more people we believe who are married, who are…

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