Interview – 3AW, Stuart Bocking

Subject: (Higher Education Reforms)   E&OE…   STUART BOCKING: Senator Simon Birmingham is a member of the Senate himself, he’s the Assistant Minister for Education and Training and he’s on the line, Senator Birmingham good morning.   SIMON BRIMINGHAM: Good morning Stuart and good morning to your listeners.   STUART BOCKING: Is this a failure,…

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Interview – Doorstop, Senate Doors, Canberra

Subject: (Higher Education Reforms)   E&OE…   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Christopher Pyne has built a consensus of support amongst Australia’s higher education institutions for higher education reform, for our universities reform package. That is because whether it is the TAFE directors or the G8 (group of eight), whether it’s the private education providers or Universities Australia…

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Interview – The Project

GORGI COCHLAN: So how would you like to pay out more than the cost of a university degree for a diploma that might not be worth the paper it’s printed on? WALEED ALY: Which of these three training courses is real? A: a 21-day Diploma of Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth, costing $9,225; B: an…

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Interview – Doorstop, Canberra

SUBJECTS: VET FEE-HELP E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Australia’s training system is one of the best in the world. Today, the Federal Government is announcing a range of reforms to the VET FEE-HELP scheme, to ensure the integrity of our training system is preserved well into the future. VET FEE-HELP is an important scheme. It provides opportunities…

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Interview – ABC 774 with Jon Faine

SUBJECTS: VET FEE-HELP E&OE… JON FAINE: Well, for months and months now, back to the middle of last year on this programme, we started talking about rorts and problems in the system of paying for higher education. We’ve learned that you can get a free iPad just for signing up for a course, which without…

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Interview – FiveAA – Leon Byner

SUBJECTS: VET FEE-HELP E&OE… LEON BYNER: We often talk about training on this program, and we know that whether you’ve got a Liberal or Labor government federally, both governments are pretty keen that you should either be studying or working, unless of course there’s some incapacity from which you suffer. Now, there’s a lot of…

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Interview – RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Subjects: Reforms to VET FEE-HELP, comments by Communications Minister E&OE… FRAN KELLY: Private training colleges which are rorting HECS style loans are facing a crackdown. Aimed at stopping a range of unscrupulous practices going on, legislation's going to be introduced into the Federal Parliament to ban providers from offering students incentives including laptops, iPads, things…

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