Interview – ABC Tropical North

Meecham Philpott: Well normally, normally we probably wouldn’t do too much about a building opening in Mackay region, but yesterday it was really quite something different, and it was out at the CQU campus, the opening of the Rennie Fritschy Engineering Building. And it was a big day actually, because the Federal Minister for Education,…

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Interview – RN Breakfast – Fran Kelly

Fran Kelly: Australia’s largest Muslim school may be forced to close after the Federal Government revoked $19 million in annual funding. Located in south-western Sydney, Malek Fahd is one of six Islamic schools under review due to financial mismanagement and governance failures. The Education Minister Simon Birmingham is in our Parliament House studios. Minister good…

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Interview – Sky News – Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert: And with me now Cabinet Minister for Education, Senator Birmingham. Senator Birmingham it looks like there are some like Sinodinos in the Government who still very much supportive of an increase in the GST. The Prime Minister though pretty much shelving the idea according to most people’s analysis of his comments yesterday?  Simon…

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Interview – ABC News 24 – Capital Hill

Julie Doyle: Simon Birmingham, thanks for coming in. Let's start with these figures that have been released by Goodstart Early Learning.  Now, Goodstart says they are happy with the economic impact of the package, but they still want some changes to help disadvantaged children. Are you open to any revision here? Simon Birmingham: Well, we are…

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Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Patricia Karvelas: School is back, Parliament has returned, and education policy is squarely in focus. The major parties have major differences in the areas of schools funding now, with the Gonski announcement by Labor, child care, and also TAFE, and at most six months until an election campaign. Simon Birmingham is the Federal Education Minister.…

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