Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Lisa Wilkinson

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Lisa Wilkinson Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07 December 2016 06:20AM Lisa Wilkinson:           Well Australia’s high school students are up to two years behind the world’s best pupils. That’s according to a new report…

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Interview on ABC AM with Kim Landers

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Kim Landers Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes; Energy security 7 December 2016 7:10AM Kim Landers: Well Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Education and Training and he joins me from Melbourne. Minister, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Kim. Good to…

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Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07/12/2016 08:07AM Brooke Corte: Well we've seen this morning new international data which has certainly prompted concerns about the teaching of core subjects in Australian schools. Figures have shown students in Australia…

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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide with Spence Denny

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide with Spence Denny Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07/12/2016 09:05AM Spence Denny: Well we've seen another fall in the standard of 15-year-old Australian school students. Now this is a test specifically done on that age group; it's data from…

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Interview on LAFM Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on LAFM Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; 07/12/16 11:37AM Brian Carlton: The man who hopefully has some kind of plan in place is the Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham; I have him on the line now. Minister, good…

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Interview on Triple J Hack with Tom Tilley

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Triple J Hack with Tom Tilley Topics: VET Student Loans; Vocational education ombudsman; Provider and course eligibility; Higher education reform  06/12/2016 05:36PM Tom Tilley: Shalailah Medhora reporting on the crackdown on the VET sector, the changes the Government introduced into Parliament, and they’ll come into effect in January. And, as you…

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Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Chris Smith

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Chris Smith Transcript: Australia’s declining maths and science results; Turnbull Government’s evidence-backed schools reforms 30 November 2016 07:21am Chris Smith: Which brings us to a national issue that we need to not only tackle, but we need to debate fiercely. Another study has been released overnight showing the…

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Interview on ABC Radio National with Fran Kelly

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio National with Fran Kelly Topics: Australia’s declining maths and science results; Turnbull Government’s evidence-backed schools reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; Murray Darling Basin 30 November 2016 07:37AM Fran Kelly: Education funding is in sharp focus as we’ve been hearing this morning the release overnight of this new report showing…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Parliament House Topics: Australia’s declining maths and science results; Turnbull Government’s evidence-backed schools reforms; NSW teacher strikes; Future schools funding arrangements 30/11/2016 09:05AM Simon Birmingham: The latest data released today, international comparisons in terms of Australia’s performance on maths and science, is disappointing and it should be a wake up call…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: Australia’s declining maths and science results; Turnbull Government’s evidence-backed schools reforms; Future schools funding arrangements 30/11/2016 08:06AM David Bevan: Now we’re continuing to get texts on this. Some people saying: oh leftie conspiracy, please, give me a break. Most principals in…

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