Interview on 3AW Breakfast with Ross and John

Ross Stevenson: [Indistinct] has made no major gains in literacy and numeracy since 2012, despite the Government push to make Victoria the education state. To me, you can read these NAPLAN figures and construct whatever argument suits your purposes about because if you go through and take out the Australian Capital Territory because it’s not…

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Interview on 2GB Drive with Ben Fordham

Ben Fordham: Now, NAPLAN. This year’s NAPLAN test results, well, are they a wake up call or what? The scores reveal that billions of dollars in extra funding to our schools have failed to deliver improvements in learning. Literacy and numeracy skills have flat-lined over the last three years, writing skills have gone backwards, spelling,…

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Interview on ABC AM with Michael Brissenden

Michael Brissenden: The numeracy and literacy skills of Australian school students have plateaued despite an increase in Federal Government funding. Results from the 2016 NAPLAN tests released today show a slight improvement in reading and numeracy and a decline in writing. The Government says schools and parents need to focus on evidence-based measures to lift…

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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

Subject: Defence industry in South Australia, Northern Territory juvenile justice system,  MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Welcome to the studio. We welcome Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for Vocational and Early Childhood Education, and the Member for Adelaide, re-elected. Welcome, Kate Ellis. KATE ELLIS: Good morning, great to be with you. MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Narrowly re-elected Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator…

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