Interview on Sky News PM Agenda with David Speers

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News PM Agenda with David Speers Topics: English language testing standards for international students; Higher education reform 12/10/2017 16:40 David Speers: Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time this afternoon. So, how big a problem is this? How many students, foreign students, in Australia can’t really speak adequate English…

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Interview on 2GB Sydney Live with Ben Fordham

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB Sydney Live with Ben Fordham Topics: English language testing standards for international students; Automated marking of NAPLAN tests; High Court Citizenship case 12/10/2017 3:40PM Ben Fordham: In the meantime, foreign students will soon have to pass an English language test in Australia. If they want a tertiary education they’re going…

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Doorstop Interview, Hobart

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Hobart Topics: English language testing standards for international students; Automated marking of NAPLAN tests 12/10/2017 09:00AM Phil Honeywood: Ladies and gentlemen, for the third year in a row we’ve had the privilege of hosting the Minister here at the largest international education conference in the southern hemisphere, and the Minister has…

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Interview on Triple M Hobart, breakfast with Dave Noonan and Al Plath

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Triple M Hobart, breakfast with Dave Noonan and Al Plath Topics: English language testing standards for international students 12/10/2017 06:37AM Dave Noonan: We’ve got a surprise early morning visitor; the Minister for Education- Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham. Good morning, Simon. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, great to be with…

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Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane Topics: English language testing standards for international students; Automated marking of NAPLAN tests 12/10/2017 07:13AM Sabra Lane: The federal bureaucracy is chock full of acronyms; ELICOS is one you’re about to hear a lot about. It stands for English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students. Foreign…

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Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Karl Stefanovic Topics: Tony Abbott; English language testing standards for international students 12/10/2017 06:20AM Karl Stefanovic: Welcome back to the program. Well, all foreign students will be forced to pass tough new English language exams before they can study in Australian universities. Education Minister Simon Birmingham is…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: Nick Xenophon 6/10/2017 1:15PM Simon Birmingham: Well the ultimate attention seeker is pulling another giant publicity stunt. Nick Xenophon who in 2007 cut and run from the South Australian Parliament just 18 months into an eight-year term saying that state politics was largely irrelevant and all the power resided…

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Interview on 2GB Sydney Live with Mark Levy

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB Sydney Live with Mark Levy Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment scores 27/09/2017 3:40 PM Mark Levy: But the head of an international student test is sounding out a warning to Australia over our consistently poor academic results. The coordinator of the Program for International Student Assessment says Australia needs…

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