Interview – ABC News 24 – Capital Hill

Subject: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull E&OE… JULIE DOYLE: Senator, thanks for coming in. Let's start, it’s the day after now, what are your reflections on last night? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Julie, yesterday was a difficult day and of course challenging days lie ahead. It obviously is a very personally difficult time for Tony and his family and…

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Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Subject: (Syrian Humanitarian Crisis; Apprenticeship commencement/completion data) E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: The number of Australians starting an apprenticeship or a traineeship has dropped by a staggering 20% over the last year. Apprenticeship and training commencements fell to 190,200 in the 12 months up to March, but there’s also a recalibration going on in the numbers, with…

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Interview – Doorstop – Ballarat

Subject: (Regional Apprentices; INAP Conference) E&OE… JOURNALIST: So Senator what’s your take on the importance of apprenticeships within regional Victoria? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Look, apprenticeships are critical. We’ve got more than 300,000 apprentices nationally, more than 2,000 in Ballarat alone and it’s a demonstration of the fact that apprenticeships provide pathways for people to both earn…

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Interview – FiveAA – David Penberthy

Subject: (SA Training) E&OE… DAVID PENBERTHY: Private providers have already sacked 176 people and the fear is that the situation is going to get worse. We’re joined now by the Federal Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham; Senator thank you for your time. Now one part of this whole story that I…

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