Interview – AM with Michael Brissenden

Subjects: Early Development Census, election timing, marriage equality plebiscite, ABCC legislation and Nikki Savva’s new book Michael Brissenden: New figures out today show one in every five Australian children are developmentally at risk by the time they reach school. The Australian Early Development Census is released each three years to measure the development of children in…

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Interview – Doorstop – Canberra

Simon Birmingham: The Government’s now making clear the determination in relation to the four remaining schools affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Colleges. As people are aware, last year six schools were served with notice in relation to the continuance of Commonwealth funding to support those schools because of concerns about the independence of…

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Interview – ABC Mildura – Swan Hill Breakfast

Sheridan Stewart: I have Senator Simon Birmingham on the line, Minister for Education and Training. Good morning Simon.  Simon Birmingham: Good morning Sheridan, and good morning to your listeners. Sheridan Stewart: What’s your response to the concerns of the remote children’s services as expressed there by operator Vicki Olds? Simon Birmingham: I understand that this is a…

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Interview – Doorstop – Canberra

Question: Could you explain the decision here- why the decision’s been made to revoke the funding? Simon Birmingham: Well, today we’ve made the decision to revoke funding to the Islamic School of Canberra where this is a school that is part of six that are affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Organisations and what…

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Interview – ABC Tropical North

Meecham Philpott: Well normally, normally we probably wouldn’t do too much about a building opening in Mackay region, but yesterday it was really quite something different, and it was out at the CQU campus, the opening of the Rennie Fritschy Engineering Building. And it was a big day actually, because the Federal Minister for Education,…

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