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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Labor confirms it has no child care policy

With just weeks to go until thousands of families go to the polls at by-elections across the country, Labor’s Amanda Rishworth has today confirmed her party has no solutions and no policy to fix Australia’s broken child care system.   The only thing Ms Rishworth did confirm is that Labor opposes the Turnbull Government’s sweeping…

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Labor dragging the chain on USC Moreton Bay

Labor’s announcement today of $70 million for student places at the USC Moreton Bay feels like we’ve already been here before.   In fact, we have. In February this year the LNP made almost the same announcement, committing $69.4 million for 1200 student bachelor places for when the new campus opens in 2020, then 2400…

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