UTAS projects on track

Reports today that the University of Tasmania (UTAS) has been gifted land for its campus relocations highlight the progress that is being made to realise an important vision for jobs and smart cities in Tasmania. The Turnbull Government’s $150 million commitment to invest in the relocation and expansion of UTAS’s campuses in the heart of…

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New Council for International Education

The Turnbull Government has charged a council of experts to strengthen and expand the role of Australia’s international education sector as a global leader in training and research.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the membership of the Council for International Education to oversee Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025…

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The facts on schools funding

Lies, damned lies and statistics. They have unfortunately been a common feature of the schools funding conversation being had across the country. Unfortunately that conversation has reached a new low now that we have Labor Party activists masquerading as education experts all the while ruthlessly preying on the fears of vulnerable parents to try and…

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Cracking down on crooked child carers

The below opinion piece appeared in The Australian on 11 October 2016: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/family-day-care-rorts-cost-our-childrens-educational-future-dearly/news-story/ff17debda5d83fdc44fbb5a8cbde51bc  Cracking down on crooked child carers Many Australian parents choose family day care for its flexible hours of operation, home-like environment and to keep siblings together. Which is why the rorting of this system by some operators has been so concerning – concerning to…

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Focusing on the schools funding facts

For all the bluster and bluff about schools funding over the past week, families should make sure they arm themselves with the facts to cut through the scaremongering and spin.  1. Current Federal Funding is the Shorten Model Schools and states are receiving federal funding that exactly matches what Labor promised ahead of the 2013…

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Giving teachers tools to support students with learning difficulties

A new Turnbull Government-backed initiative will ensure educators around Australia have access to the latest teaching strategies and practical advice on how to support students with learning difficulties. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s $341,000 funding to DSF Literacy and Clinical Services in Western Australia would ensure the organisation’s new…

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