Interview – 3AW – Tom Elliot

Tom Elliott: All right, our next guest, as I mentioned earlier, is the Federal Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Senator for South Australia. Senator, good afternoon.  Simon Birmingham: Good afternoon Tom, good afternoon to your listeners. Tom Elliott: Now I have a media release in front of me with your name…

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Interview – FiveAA – Leon Byner

Leon Byner: You know one of the sad stories is that there are people out there who are parents who,  when they send their young children to school,  the kids don’t have breakfast; or maybe they’re not even clothed properly; or they might not  even had a wash which is extraordinary. You kind of wonder…

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Interview – AM with Michael Brissenden

Subjects: Early Development Census, election timing, marriage equality plebiscite, ABCC legislation and Nikki Savva’s new book Michael Brissenden: New figures out today show one in every five Australian children are developmentally at risk by the time they reach school. The Australian Early Development Census is released each three years to measure the development of children in…

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Interview – Doorstop – Canberra

Simon Birmingham: The Government’s now making clear the determination in relation to the four remaining schools affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Colleges. As people are aware, last year six schools were served with notice in relation to the continuance of Commonwealth funding to support those schools because of concerns about the independence of…

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Interview – ABC Mildura – Swan Hill Breakfast

Sheridan Stewart: I have Senator Simon Birmingham on the line, Minister for Education and Training. Good morning Simon.  Simon Birmingham: Good morning Sheridan, and good morning to your listeners. Sheridan Stewart: What’s your response to the concerns of the remote children’s services as expressed there by operator Vicki Olds? Simon Birmingham: I understand that this is a…

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Interview – Doorstop – Canberra

Question: Could you explain the decision here- why the decision’s been made to revoke the funding? Simon Birmingham: Well, today we’ve made the decision to revoke funding to the Islamic School of Canberra where this is a school that is part of six that are affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Organisations and what…

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