Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly Topics: Redesigning VET FEE-HELP; Parliamentary privilege 25/08/2016 07:37 AM AEST Fran Kelly: Over the past four years it’s estimated the Commonwealth has lost more than $2 billion due simply to a blowout in the growth of the private vocational education sector. Set up under the previous Labor…

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Press conference – Hobart

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Hobart Topics: Redesigning VET FEE-HELP; AFP investigation and parliamentary privilege; Australia’s economic future; Tasmania school ages for entry and graduation. 25 August 2016 Simon Birmingham: I’m delighted to be here at the ACPET National Conference today talking in particular about the VET FEE-HELP Scheme. VET FEE-HELP is a program introduced in…

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Interview on SKY News with Peter Van Onselen

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Sky News Live, Peter Van Onselen Topics: Addressing problem gambling; Higher education reform; Redesigning VET FEE-HELP; Focus on apprenticeships; Immigration policy   23 August 2016 2:32 PM Peter Van Onselen: Alright, well as promised, I’m joined now by the Education Minister Simon Birmingham live from Canberra. Thanks very much for your company. Simon…

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

E&OE TRANSCRIPT ABC Adelaide Webcast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Subjects: Budget repair; Higher education reform; SA Government’s “punter’s tax” 17/08/16 08.36am Matthew Abraham: Well it’s a super digital Wednesday today and we welcome to the studio Greens Senator, spokesperson for the Greens on immigration and citizenship and early childhood education and so on,…

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Doorstop Interview Channel Seven and ACER

Interviewer: Minister, I really appreciate your time for us here at Seven. Can I ask you, how bad is the shortage of maths and science teachers? Simon Birmingham: Well, we know there are potentially hundreds of vacancies for maths and science teachers around the country, but many, many more who are underqualified in terms of…

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