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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Labor’s child scare scam

It’s time Labor’s Amanda Rishworth familiarised herself with the Turnbull Government’s reforms to early childhood education and care so that she stops falsely scaring families, especially given she’s said a Shorten Labor Government would adopt our policy. “I intend to allow the new system to have time to bed down before I look at a…

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Better outcomes, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students

Joint media release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister Bridget McKenzie, Minister Dan Tehan and Minister John McVeigh The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.   Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the…

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