Flexible literacy pilot funding boost

An innovative pilot program designed to boost remote students’ literacy and numeracy has been backed with a further $4.1 million from the Turnbull Government, following the release of an independent report highlighting its positive impacts. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the additional $4.1 million would extend the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary…

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Islamic School of Canberra internal review decision

Earlier today, my department informed the authority that manages the Islamic School of Canberra that the outcome of the internal review they requested has upheld the original decision to revoke the authority’s approval under the Australian Education Act 2013.   The original decision detailed the department’s concerns about the authority’s governance and financial management arrangements.…

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ABS Education data

The Turnbull Government has welcomed new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that highlights positive trends in higher education as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the growing proportion of Australians with post-secondary qualifications was paying dividends. “Australians understand the value of…

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Families to benefit from child care reforms

New modelling by the Federal Department of Education and Training has confirmed almost one million families will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s landmark reforms to early childhood education and care. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government was delivering the biggest reforms to early childhood education and care in almost 40…

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VIC/TAS academics share university accolades

The passion and dedication of academics in Victoria and Tasmania has been celebrated as part of Australia’s premier awards for university teaching. The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward educators who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period. At today’s awards ceremony at the Arts…

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Scholarships for South Australian students on the way

The Turnbull Government is calling on South Australians to apply for $24 million worth of scholarships to skill up and take advantage of opportunities in growing or emerging local industries. Minister for Education and Training and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham today outlined the details of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia. “We’re…

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QLD academics share university accolades

The innovation and commitment of academics and educators in Queensland have been recognised as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching. The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward staff who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period. A total of 23 citations were awarded…

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Nobel Prize for Physics win for gravitational waves

The Turnbull Government has congratulated the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, announced overnight, and the many Australian researchers and research institutions that have contributed to their work in gravitational waves. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said winners Professors Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barich and Kip S Thorne were all members…

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