International student sector smashes records

Australia has cemented its reputation as an international education destination of choice with student numbers surging more than 10 per cent to 554,179.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said as the number of international students coming to Australia to study continued to soar, so too had their satisfaction levels.    Minister Birmingham…

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New website brings school lessons to life at home

As students settle into their first weeks of the new school year, the Turnbull Government has launched a new resource for parents and families to help bring school lessons to life at home. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new website, Learning Potential Resources was filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games…

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New Ombudsman to boost protection for students

A new independent umpire will deliver stronger protection for students having issues with training providers under new legislation introduced to Parliament today by the Turnbull Government. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new VET Student Loans Ombudsman would be able to investigate and resolve student complaints and the compliance issues of training…

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Shorten’s ‘schools scare’ shot down

Bill Shorten has failed to defend the shambolic schools funding deals he stitched up as Education Minister in an interview this morning that highlighted Labor is more interested in playing politics with future funding rather than engaging in the sensible policy discussion the Turnbull Government is leading. Pushed repeatedly on criticisms of the Labor Party’s…

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Responsible budget savings to fund more affordable child care for Australian families

The Turnbull Government will today introduce legislation to make the Australian child care system more affordable, flexible and accessible for Australian families, while implementing the necessary Budget savings to responsibly fund the reforms. The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 introduces the Turnbull Government’s Jobs for Families package, the most…

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