Turnbull Government delivers university admissions transparency

Higher education students will have access to clear, consistent and transparent admissions information from next month under a plan unveiled by the Turnbull Government. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the admissions transparency implementation plan would help students choose the right course for them. Minister Birmingham said the plan had been developed by…

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Needs-based long-term funding certainty for Australia’s schools

The Turnbull Government’s plan for real needs-based funding for Australia’s schools passed the Parliament this morning, ensuring students will get the support and quality education they need to succeed. This historic reform will deliver tangible benefits to students, parents and teachers. It represents a major investment in Australia’s future.   Our Quality Schools reforms deliver…

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Academic cyber centres to tackle critical skills shortage

The Turnbull Government will boost Australia’s cyber security defences through up-skilling our domestic workforce and address the critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said two of Australia’s leading universities, University of Melbourne and Edith Cowan University,…

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Child care savings estimator launches

Australian families are set to save an average of $430 a year on their child care and early learning bills from lower fees even before the Turnbull Government’s increased subsidies come into effect, official analysis has revealed.    The analysis shows the savings for families arising from expected lower fee growth, before even factoring in…

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Turnbull Government backs new research hubs, fellowships

The Turnbull Government will back 120 new research projects across Australia with $170.6 million to tackle problems from fire safety to the country’s ageing population, literacy and numeracy levels in schoolkids and coral reef conservation. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the benefits of many of the research projects would ultimately be felt…

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ACCC vs Acquire judgement

I welcome the Federal Court’s judgement today that Acquire, in relation to selected students, engaged in conduct that was unconscionable, made false or misleading representations and failed to comply with the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law relating to unsolicited consumer agreements. This reinforces the Turnbull Government’s strong approach to fix Labor’s failed VET FEE-HELP…

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