Interview – Sky News – Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert: With me now though to discuss the Government’s education funding plans and the rest of the politics of the day at the start of this very important week is the Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Let’s start first of all on this plan that you’ve announced yesterday. Labor says it’s coming in at $3.5 billion…

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Interview – ABC News 24 – Michael Rowland

Michael Rowland: Okay let’s go to the other hot button issue of the forthcoming Federal Election campaign, that is education funding. The Government announced yesterday that it will increase funding in tomorrow’s budget but the pledge falls well short of Labor’s commitment under the Gonski plan. Education Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Parliament House.…

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Interview – ABC AM – Michael Brissenden

Michael Brissenden: One part of the Budget that has been confirmed is spending on education. The Government is committing an extra $1.2 billion for schools between 2018 and 2020, partially reversing the $30 billion cut to education funding in the 2014 Budget. Funding will be tied to new literacy and numeracy checks. The commitment falls short…

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Interview – 2GB – Alan Jones

Alan Jones: Simon Birmingham, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Alan, good to be with you. Alan Jones: Thank you. How do these arguments stack up? On the one hand, a wonderful articulation of the fact that spending more money doesn’t produce appropriate educational outcomes, and then in the next breath you spend more money. Simon Birmingham:…

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Interview – 891 ABC Adelaide – Narelle Graham

Narelle Graham: Let’s go to Simon Birmingham, the Minister for Education and Training also Liberal senator for South Australia. Thank you for being available senator. Simon Birmingham: Good afternoon, great to be with you. Narelle Graham: And, why France? Simon Birmingham: Well Narelle, France was chosen – DCNS of France –the company chosen as our preferred international…

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