Doorstop, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: The Turnbull Government’s child care reforms; Parliamentary travel entitlements; Political candidate selection processes 08/01/2017 01:30PM Simon Birmingham: One of the top priorities of the Turnbull Government in 2017 is to secure the passage of our child care reforms, because our reforms will ensure that the hardest working Australian families…

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Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Chris Smith

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Chris Smith Topics: AAT decision on Malek Fahd Islamic School funding 06/01/2017 07:15AM Chris Smith: I mentioned to you earlier the complete arrogance of Australia’s largest Islamic school after their annual funding was removed. The Federal Government announced that they would no longer provide $19 million in annual…

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Press Conference, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press Conference, Adelaide Topics: AAT decision on Malek Fahd Islamic School funding; Tax cuts 05/01/2017 01:00PM Simon Birmingham:     I welcome the decision today of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to affirm and uphold the decision of my department to suspend funding to the Malek Fahd Islamic School Limited in New South Wales.…

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Press conference, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Adelaide Topics: Child care availability; Labor’s inability to read Budget projections; Australia’s embassy in Israel; Electricity market in SA; Injuries on Manus Island  02/01/2017 12:30PM Simon Birmingham: What we have seen today from Kate Ellis and the Labor Party is another case of all scare but no solution when it comes…

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2GB Sydney Drive with Michael McLaren

E&OE TRANSCRIPT 2GB Sydney Drive with Michael McLaren Topics: ANAO report on VET FEE-HELP 21/12/2016 04:31PM Michael McLaren: Well, we’ve got the relevant minister on the phone, Simon Birmingham, the Federal Education Minister. Simon, Merry Christmas, thanks for your time. Simon Birmingham: G’day Michael, great to be with you and Merry Christmas to you and…

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Doorstop interview, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Melbourne Topics: Future schools funding arrangements; Report on Headspace; Politics in classrooms 16/12/2016 08:10AM Simon Birmingham:     Today’s the day where I hope State and Territory Education Ministers will recognise that they need to focus on how we can best use the record growing levels of investment in Australian schools,…

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Press conference, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Melbourne Topics: Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; Politics in classrooms; Reforms to higher education admissions transparency 16/12/2016 12:15PM Simon Birmingham:     The Education Council has met today, and I welcome the fact that states and territories have all agreed to undertake work with us…

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Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 07:36AM  Virginia Trioli: We’ll return to the latest NAPLAN data, which shows some very disappointing results in literacy and numeracy. For more, the Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us…

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Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 08:33 AM Kieran Gilbert: Good morning, and welcome to the program. The latest NAPLAN results have confirmed that students from non-English speaking backgrounds, from migrant families are outperforming the average on both…

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