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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Interview – Territory FM – Daryl Manzie

Daryl Manzie: Now as I said earlier, we’ve seen certainly some pretty negative headlines regarding the Federal Government’s funding of – you know, future funding of education in the Territory. We’ve spoken to the Education Minister here, who’s not only assured us that funding levels from the Federal Government have not dropped, but they’ve increased…

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Interview – 891 ABC Adelaide – Ali Clarke

Ali Clarke: Now though, there was a report out yesterday that nine out of ten government schools are siphoning money from maintenance and library budgets to help students with disabilities. To find out more, I am joined by Correna Haythorpe, who is the Federal President of the Australian Education Union. Good morning Correna. Correna Haythorpe: Good morning…

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