Recognising the most inspired of our university teachers

Two associate professors have been jointly recognised as the Australian University Teacher of the Year for their innovative approaches to teaching – including the use of a virtual market simulation system. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham praised the outstanding efforts of Halim Rane from Griffith University and Kevin Tant from Monash University…

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STEM Summer School focussed on young Australian women

Fifty-four female school students will head back to the classroom this week to take part in a special science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Summer School to nurture, mentor and encourage their involvement in the innovative jobs of the future. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said programmes like the Summer Schools for…

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Education and Training a Focus for Innovation Agenda

An ongoing commitment to national research infrastructure, a focus on taking Australia’s world class research from lab to everyday life and additional support to encourage Australian students to embrace the digital age earlier in life are cornerstones of the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said high quality research…

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Capitalising on Australian research excellence

The release of the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research 2015 results highlight continued improvement in the high-quality and world-class standard of Australian university research. The Turnbull Government is committed to enhancing Australia’s excellence in research as part of its innovation agenda – with a particular focus on the commercialisation of research to take it…

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Research review calls for boost to commercial returns on research

A national review of research policy and funding has called for a greater focus on promoting collaboration between universities and business so that research results in innovative commercial outcomes and greater economic returns.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements report. Minister Birmingham said…

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Inclusion matters in education for students with disability

Supporting teachers to better meet the needs of students with disability will be a focus for the Turnbull Government’s response to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the report, and the Turnbull Government’s initial response to recommendations, to coincide with International…

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2015 NAPLAN National Report

The 2015 NAPLAN National Report released today shows while there are some areas of improvement in student literacy and numeracy outcomes we can and must do better. The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for school students throughout Australia. Without these key foundation skills students face challenges in successfully progressing…

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Indonesian Minister for Education visit to Australia

Building on opportunities in education, training and skills with one of Australia’s closest regional neighbours were the focus today of bilateral meetings between Australian and Indonesian Education ministers. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham, and Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator Richard Colbeck, today met Indonesian Minister for Education and Culture Dr…

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