Interview – Sky News – Patricia Karvelas

Patricia Karvelas: My first guest tonight has been in the spotlight all week managing a backlash against a review of the anti-homophobia Safe Schools program. The Government finally responded to that review on Friday and the response has satisfied many of the dissenting MPs. Education Minister Simon Birmingham, welcome. Simon Birmingham: G’day Patricia, great to be with…

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Interview – Sky News – Laura Jayes

Laura Jayes: Joining me now is the Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham. Thanks so much for your time. I understand it’s been a long night for you in the senate as well. Simon Birmingham: [Laughs] It is still Thursday isn’t it? Laura Jayes: Yes. No, no. Friday. Sorry. It’s been a long week for us as well. Look,…

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Interview – 4BC – Ben Davis

Ben Davis: Look, there has been plenty of talk today too, and not just today but over the last few weeks about the Safe Schools programme. You know my views on it. I think it- and especially on a day when we’re talking about anti-bullying and anti-violence; it’s what our kids have been hearing about…

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Interview: ABC AM – Kim Landers

Subject: Schools funding arrangements Kim Landers: With education funding the new battleground in the tussle between the Federal Government and the states and territories, I’m joined from Adelaide by the Federal Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham. Minister, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Kim, great to be with you. Kim Landers: Can you give me an example of why…

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Press Conference on Safe Schools resources

Simon Birmingham: Students have every right to feel safe in our schools in their most important learning environments. They have every right to be safe from bullying, from homophobia, they have every right to feel included in every activity in that school environment. They also have every right to be safe from inappropriate material, material that…

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