Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: New child care fee data; Sugar tax; Martin Hamilton-Smith 07/01/2018 11:30AM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming today. The Turnbull Government’s pleased to see new child care fee data that shows average increases over the last year in childcare fees of 3.9 per cent, which is some 40…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: Child care enforcement action register; National Energy Guarantee 06/01/2018 11:30am Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming. Australian parents have an absolute right to know that child care providers are reputable individuals; that they do the right thing not only in the care and wellbeing of children, but when…

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Interview on Sky News with Tom Connell

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News with Tom Connell Topics: Higher education changes announced in MYEFO; Year in review 24/12/2017 08:35AM Tom Connell: Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time today. You’ve announced attempt three for university reform, some are calling it, is it fair to say these changes are not the ones you…

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Interview on ABC News with Julie Doyle

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC News with Julie Doyle Topics: Cabinet reshuffle; Higher education changes announced in MYEFO 19/12/2017 13:05PM Julie Doyle:                  Impending news of the reshuffle that’s coming, are you staying as Education Minister? Simon Birmingham:     Well look, I would anticipate that, but in the end Cabinet and Ministerial arrangements are the gift…

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Interview on Sky News with Samantha Maiden  

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News with Samantha Maiden   Topics: Higher education changes announced in MYEFO; Cabinet reshuffle. 19/12/2017 12:09PM Samantha Maiden:       And joining me now live is the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham. You’ve just outlined these major reforms to universities, but let’s start with the Cabinet reshuffle. Why is the Prime Minister taking…

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Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald Topics: Higher education changes; South Australian Newspoll results 19/12/2017 08:05AM Hamish Macdonald: Universities across the country have criticised the Federal Government’s plan to claw back money from the sector. The Government’s mid-year Budget update includes a two-year freeze on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme payments to…

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Interview on 6PR Perth Live with Oliver Peterson

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 6PR Perth Live with Oliver Peterson Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results 13/12/2017 18:07pm Oliver Peterson: But staying with the schools theme, we have seen the NAPLAN tests results released today. We’ve also seen the new Civics and Citizenship Report. Now this has revealed that most Australian students don’t understand the…

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Interview on 2GB with Michael McLaren

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB with Michael McLaren Topics: NAPLAN and Civics/Citizenship test results; 13/12/2017 03:38PM Michael McLaren: Yeah, welcome back. Look, as we flagged earlier, there’s a bit of bad news around today for our education authorities. Two key reports have been released, and they say our students’ numeracy and literacy rates are stagnating,…

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