Transcript – Doorstop interview – Wyong

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: …the Wyong State High School where we are bringing a Pathways in Technology program here which will support collaboration between local businesses Mars, Sanitarium and the local business chamber working with the school to provide technology-rich pathways and support for students and hopefully through that to expand their career horizons and give them…

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Press Conference – Glandore

SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It is great to be here in the wonderful suburb of Glandore, an outstanding childcare and early learning centre celebrating simultaneous storytime that is happening in around 3,100 locations across Australia. It is great to have Matt Williams, the hard working local Member for Hindmarsh, here to share in reading with lots of local…

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Interview – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

PATRICIA KARVELAS: We are one quarter of the way through this federal election campaign. Today has seen further debate on Medicare and a promise to cut down on pollies perks. Simon Birmingham is a Liberal Senator for South Australia and the Education Minister; welcome back to RN drive. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: G’day Patricia, it’s great to be with…

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PRESS CONFERENCE – GOSFORD, NSW

LUCY WICKS MP: Well, good morning everyone. This is an incredibly great day for the Central Coast; an incredibly great day for the future of the Central Coast, because I think today is the realisation of a dream that many people have asked for, have wanted, have advocated. A dream to see a public university campus…

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Interview – ABC 774 – Sally Warhaft

SALLY WARHAFT: A new report suggests that many mothers are left working for – well maybe $5 an hour by the time they’ve paid for their childcare needs. Simon Birmingham is the Education Minister and Minister responsible for childcare and he joins us now; good morning, Minister. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Sally and good morning to your…

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Interview -ABC Lateline – Emma Alberici

EMMA ALBERICI: Education funding was indeed the subject of our poll this week. We asked you whether more money would improve outcomes in Australian schools. History doesn't find a relationship between funding and performance. The first tests comparing international school achievements were conducted in the year 2000. Back then, Australia ranked 6th for maths, 8th for…

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