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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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

Subject: Defence industry in South Australia, Northern Territory juvenile justice system,  MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Welcome to the studio. We welcome Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for Vocational and Early Childhood Education, and the Member for Adelaide, re-elected. Welcome, Kate Ellis. KATE ELLIS: Good morning, great to be with you. MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Narrowly re-elected Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator…

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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

JOURNALIST: Senator Penny Wong, welcome to studio, Labor Senator Penny Wong. Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator. You’re both here because you’re number one on your tickets. And Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator, she’s on the phone line. Good morning Sarah Hanson-Young. SARAH HANSON-YOUNG: Good morning, thanks for having me. JOURNALIST: You’ve got point six-seven of a quota…

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Interview on SKY News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

KIERAN GILBERT: I’m with the Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, thanks for your time, you’ve heard the response, the critique of both Cory Bernardi and Peta Credlin. First of all, Peta Credlin’s comment that the Prime Minister broke the Liberal party’s heart, what do you make of that? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Kieran. Well I think…

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Interview on ABC 612 Brisbane Drive with Emma Griffiths

Subjects: The Turnbull Government’s child care reforms; Labor’s child care approach failing the ‘fairness test’; Family Tax Benefit changes; Paid Parental Leave. EO&E…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. EMMA GRIFFITHS:  The Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, is responsible for child care. Minister, the ANU modelling that’s come out today shows that most families would be better off under Labor’s policy. Do…

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