2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Joint release with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Today we announce the successful applicants for the 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to deepen two-way engagement between Australia and the Indo-Pacific.   In 2019, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,817 students to take part in 792 mobility projects in 36…

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USC Petrie Campus starting to become a reality

Construction of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Petrie Campus is gaining momentum with the opening of the state of the art precinct now only 18 months away.   Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth and Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham attended the site today to mark…

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Advanced Welding Training Centre to be established in Burnie

The Liberals will invest $750,000 to establish an Advanced Welding Training Centre in Burnie to train and skill up local welding apprentices and workers from Tasmanian businesses. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Liberal Candidate for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced the funding during a visit to Jayben Australia in Cooee today. This funding…

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Child care relief for Australian families

Joint media release with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull More support for more families with the cost of child care starts from today. For too long Australian families have struggled with the cost of child care and a broken system that has restricted their ability to work the hours and days that suit them. That…

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Giving Australia a better, fairer child care system

New analysis has revealed the suburbs and regions that are the biggest winners from the Turnbull Government’s child care changes that begin tomorrow, 2 July.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said while data showed the average working family would gain an extra $1,300 each year per child, the new analysis highlighted families…

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Further strengthening the Australia-India education partnership

The Australian Government has committed $5 million for the Australia India Institute to drive closer collaboration between Australian and Indian educational institutions.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Indian Minister of Human Resource Development, the Hon Shri Prakash Javadekar announced the funding boost at the Australia India Education Council meeting in Adelaide…

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