Interview on Channel 9 Today with Chris Uhlmann

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 9 Today with Chris Uhlmann Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 6:33 AM          Chris Uhlmann:           There’s some worrying news for parents this morning with a new report revealing millions of Aussie children are failing to meet minimum education standards in basic skills. Overall the latest NAPLAN results show an…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 06:21 AM David Koch:                   Now, the latest national NAPLAN test results are out this morning. They show student results have stagnated with the proportion of pupils achieving the national minimum standard actually declining. There have been pockets of improvement but maths,…

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Interview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner Topic: TAFE SA crisis 12/12/2017 09:12AM Leon Byner:                 Senator Simon Birmingham, what’s the latest you’ve got? Good morning. Simon Birmingham:    Well, good morning, Leon, and yes, I, as the Federal Minister, have been taking a close look at the impact in relation to international students. International…

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Interview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on FIVEaa with Leon Byner Topics: TAFE SA crisis 08/12/17 09:45AM Leon Byner: Yesterday, I read out a letter from Joe Hooper from the AMA. It said that aged care nurse educators of TAFE students had observed that at least 50 per cent of students who are training – that’s training through…

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Doorstop interview, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Canberra Topics: SA TAFE crisis 06/12/2017 Simon Birmingham: Over the last five years, the Federal Government has provided $771 million to the South Australian Government to support vocational education and training. What we’ve seen in that time is constant policy chaos. The South Australian Government had a policy called Skills For…

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Doorstop Interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Adelaide Topics: Funding for South Australian schools 01/12/2017 4:00PM Simon Birmingham:     This is a humiliating back-down by Jay Wetherill but it’s a welcome one for South Australian schools who can now be certain they will receive the Turnbull Government’s record $1.3 billion in funding for them next year. It means we…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Ali Clarke Topics: Same-sex marriage; Auditor-General finding on SA State Government grant to One Community; Murray-Darling Basin Plan 29/11/2017 08:35AM   Ali Clarke:                    Good morning to Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham:     Good morning, Ali. Ali Clarke:                    And leader of the Australian Conservatives,…

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Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane Topics: Banking Royal Commission; Same-sex marriage; Sam Dastyari, University completion rates and graduate outcome data 29/11/2017 08:05AM Sabra Lane:     For his view on all of this and some issues in his portfolio, we’re joined in the studio by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon…

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