Turnbull Government backs vital youth development program

Young Australians are set for a $1.5 million boost in support from the Turnbull Government to take advantage of the highly respected Duke of Edinburgh International Award.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham announced the extra funding in Darwin at the Clontarf Academy at Sanderson Middle School. Minister Birmingham said the Turnbull Government…

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Major research boost for agriculture industry

Joint release with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud New disease fighting technologies and expanding the emerging Australian native food and medicinal agriculture industries are a major focus of new research funding, announced today by the Turnbull-McCormack Government.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said…

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Research to advance Australia’s energy storage capability

Joint release with Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg The Turnbull Government has backed two major research initiatives to advance Australia’s world-leading energy storage expertise.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg today announced $7.5 million for two new specialist Research Hubs that…

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Research training boost for WA mining sector

Joint release with Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash   The Turnbull Government has backed a world-first centre to train and skill the next generation of engineers and graduates to support Western Australia’s mining and resources sector.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for Jobs and Innovation Senator Michaelia Cash…

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Turnbull Government backs Australia’s world-leading research sector

The Turnbull Government has backed 132 new projects to advance developments in key research areas from energy storage, robotics and advances in medical implants right through to coastal management and crop disease prevention. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the $180.4 million funding boost through ARC Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships, Industrial Transformation…

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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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