Improving education opportunities and outcomes for country kids

Public submissions have opened for the Coalition Government’s review of regional education.  Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the announcement was an important milestone in the Government’s efforts to ensure regional, rural and remote students not only achieve success at school, but go on to further study, training and employment. “This independent review offers an…

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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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