Sustainability and excellence in higher education

The Turnbull Government will ensure the costs of Australia’s higher education system are sustainable and keep a strong focus on students’ needs as part of changes announced today. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Australia has some of the world’s leading higher education institutions, but the cost and quality of the system must…

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Boosting critical supercomputing research infrastructure

Joint media release with Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Michaelia Cash The Turnbull Government will deliver $70 million to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) High Performance Computing (HPC) facility to replace its supercomputer. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said replacing the NCI’s supercomputer was identified as a vital and urgent recommendation…

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Draft guidelines for new approach to In Home Care

The Turnbull Government is continuing to reform Australia’s child care system, and today is announcing draft guidelines for a new approach to In Home Care. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said In Home Care “needs a re-set” to stop services abusing the system and squeezing out families who need this type of flexible care. “What we’ve seen…

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Getting the fundamentals right for students

Two reports released today should serve as a warning signal to educators and policymakers that more needs to be done to boost student outcomes in reading, writing and numeracy and especially in the areas of citizenship and civics. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 2017 NAPLAN National Report confirms that student performance…

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Calling BS on Bennelong schools funding

Bill Shorten and Kristina Keneally must start telling the truth about schools funding and put an end to their lies. John Alexander and the Turnbull Government have a clear plan to boost investment in schools in a fair way and ensure those extra resources are focused on activities proven to boost student outcomes. Across NSW…

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Regional and rural students get head start in STEM

Joint media release with Interim Parliamentary Leader of the Nationals Nigel Scullion  Applications open today for a new program to make access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) easier for 1200 students living in regional and remote areas of Australia. Interim Parliamentary Leader of the Nationals Nigel Scullion said all Australians deserve to have…

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New P-TECH pilot site for Darwin

Joint media release with Interim Parliamentary Leader of the Nationals Nigel Scullion  Students in Darwin will gain valuable real-world skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), thanks to the Turnbull Government’s new Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) pilot program. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Casuarina Senior College in Darwin would be the…

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Teachers Federation schooled on funding

Students across Bennelong are set for an average boost of around $2,125 each under the Turnbull Government’s Gonski funding plan. That’s an extra $19.7 million we’re delivering for Bennelong schools. There are no cuts. The figures being peddled by the NSW Teachers’ Federation are a desperate attempt to push for an unfunded Labor promise we…

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