Interview – Doorstop – Canberra

Zed Seselja: Welcome all, it’s great to have you all here at St Anthony’s in Wanniassa and can I thank Greg Walker, the principal, all the teachers and the staff and the wonderful students here at St. Anthony’s for hosting us. It’s great to have Minister Birmingham here visiting one of our wonderful schools here…

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Interview on 2GB Drive with Ben Fordham

Ben Fordham: Now, NAPLAN. This year’s NAPLAN test results, well, are they a wake up call or what? The scores reveal that billions of dollars in extra funding to our schools have failed to deliver improvements in learning. Literacy and numeracy skills have flat-lined over the last three years, writing skills have gone backwards, spelling,…

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Interview on ABC AM with Michael Brissenden

Michael Brissenden: The numeracy and literacy skills of Australian school students have plateaued despite an increase in Federal Government funding. Results from the 2016 NAPLAN tests released today show a slight improvement in reading and numeracy and a decline in writing. The Government says schools and parents need to focus on evidence-based measures to lift…

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