Interview – Sky News – Patricia Karvelas

Patricia Karvelas: My first guest tonight has been in the spotlight all week managing a backlash against a review of the anti-homophobia Safe Schools program. The Government finally responded to that review on Friday and the response has satisfied many of the dissenting MPs. Education Minister Simon Birmingham, welcome. Simon Birmingham: G’day Patricia, great to be with…

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Interview – FiveAA – Leon Byner

Leon Byner: But in the meantime, new laws allowing the Federal Government to withhold payments from parents who fail to vaccinate their children seem to have lead to an increase in vaccination rates. And to talk to the Minister for Education, let’s do so. Simon Birmingham, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Leon and good morning to…

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Interview – Sky News Live – David Speers

David Speers: As we saw on Friday after the COAG Leaders’ Meeting, the Prime Minister withdrew his policy proposal to allow the states to raise their own income taxes. What’s been left unresolved, though, is where the Government now wants to go on education funding in particular. Public schools: does it want to continue playing…

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Interview – ABC 774 – Rafael Epstein

Rafael Epstein: The Prime Minister wants to give the states more responsibility for raising the money that they spend. It would mean a state-based income tax. It could mean the Federal Government no longer funds public schools in Victoria. That’s something the Prime Minister’s speaking about. Would you be happy with the Federal Government handing…

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