A new era for Antarctic science

Joint media release with Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash The Coalition Government is establishing a new Australian Antarctic Science Council to revitalise science research on a new platform, as well as boost Hobart’s position as an Antarctic science hub, and as the premier gateway…

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Successful early learning language program doubles

Joint release with the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into schools, inspiring an extra 30,000 children across Australia to learn a second language. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and local Member for Reid Minister Craig…

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Global recognition for Australian researcher

Joint release with Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash Australian researcher, Professor Brian Walker, has been internationally recognised for his scientific research. Professor Walker, from the CSIRO and Australian National University, today received the 2018 Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award sponsored by Japan’s Asahi Glass foundation. He is only the second Australian…

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Improving student success in higher education

The Turnbull Government has today released a report on ways to improve the outcomes and prospects of higher education students in Australia.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Improving retention, completion and success in higher education report by the Higher Education Standards Panel set outs reforms to better support students throughout…

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Labor lets down Queensland families on child care

Labor is taking its child care scare campaign to Queensland today but its Shadow Ministers and candidates still refuse to answer questions about what a Shorten Government would do to fix Australia’s broken child care and early learning system. Like Queensland families, the Turnbull Government knows the current child care and early learning system is…

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ANU admissions changes lead the nation

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today welcomed the announcement by Australian National University (ANU) that it is introducing a new integrated, national admissions system. “ANU warrants its status as Australia’s national university with this commitment to welcome, educate and accommodate the best and brightest Australians, regardless of their background,” Minister Birmingham said. “It’s…

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