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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Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: Australian Reading Hour, higher education funding growth to support universities and students 13/09/2017 12:45PM Simon Birmingham: It’s never too late to learn. Australians of all ages can learn, can benefit from reading, and tomorrow Australian Reading Hour is an opportunity to send a message to all Australians, young and…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with David Bevan and Ali Clarke Topics: Media reforms; ensuring higher education is sustainable and promotes excellence; energy security 13/09/2017 08:35AM David Bevan: A big ABC Radio Adelaide welcome to Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Education Minister. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David, and Ali,…

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