Press conference, Melbourne

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Melbourne Topics: Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; Politics in classrooms; Reforms to higher education admissions transparency 16/12/2016 12:15PM Simon Birmingham:     The Education Council has met today, and I welcome the fact that states and territories have all agreed to undertake work with us…

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Press conference, Canberra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Canberra Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Future schools funding arrangements; How-to-vote cards; Republican movement 13/12/2016 09:45AM  Simon Birmingham:     These NAPLAN results confirm information that has been contained in international reports over the last couple of weeks. We see results that show at best…

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Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC TV News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 07:36AM  Virginia Trioli: We’ll return to the latest NAPLAN data, which shows some very disappointing results in literacy and numeracy. For more, the Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us…

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Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: NAPLAN National Report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; Republican movement 13/12/2016 08:33 AM Kieran Gilbert: Good morning, and welcome to the program. The latest NAPLAN results have confirmed that students from non-English speaking backgrounds, from migrant families are outperforming the average on both…

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Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Lisa Wilkinson

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 9 TODAY with Lisa Wilkinson Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07 December 2016 06:20AM Lisa Wilkinson:           Well Australia’s high school students are up to two years behind the world’s best pupils. That’s according to a new report…

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Interview on ABC AM with Kim Landers

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Kim Landers Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes; Energy security 7 December 2016 7:10AM Kim Landers: Well Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Education and Training and he joins me from Melbourne. Minister, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Kim. Good to…

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Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on SKY News with Kieran Gilbert Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07/12/2016 08:07AM Brooke Corte: Well we've seen this morning new international data which has certainly prompted concerns about the teaching of core subjects in Australian schools. Figures have shown students in Australia…

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Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide with Spence Denny

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891 Adelaide with Spence Denny Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment report; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms 07/12/2016 09:05AM Spence Denny: Well we've seen another fall in the standard of 15-year-old Australian school students. Now this is a test specifically done on that age group; it's data from…

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Interview on LAFM Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on LAFM Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton Topics: Programme for International Student Assessment; Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes reforms; 07/12/16 11:37AM Brian Carlton: The man who hopefully has some kind of plan in place is the Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham; I have him on the line now. Minister, good…

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