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 – Sky News – Laura Jayes

Laura Jayes: Joining me now is the Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham. Thanks so much for your time. I understand it’s been a long night for you in the senate as well. Simon Birmingham: [Laughs] It is still Thursday isn’t it? Laura Jayes: Yes. No, no. Friday. Sorry. It’s been a long week for us as well. Look,…

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Interview – 4BC – Ben Davis

Ben Davis: Look, there has been plenty of talk today too, and not just today but over the last few weeks about the Safe Schools programme. You know my views on it. I think it- and especially on a day when we’re talking about anti-bullying and anti-violence; it’s what our kids have been hearing about…

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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 – RN Drive – Patricia Karvelas

Patricia Karvelas: This afternoon the Federal Government has delivered it’s response to the review of the Safe Schools anti-homophobia program. It seems to have appeased conservative Coalition critics of the program but is being labelled a back down by others. Senator Simon Birmingham is the Federal Education Minister, thanks for your time, and also for staying…

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