South Australia signs up to funding for preschool programmes

South Australia is the first state to sign up to the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education, unlocking federal funding for quality preschool programmes nationally. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said South Australia’s decision to join the National Partnership gives certainty to local parents about their children’s…

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Deakin’s new CADET a world-leading facility for Corangamite and Geelong regions

A new, world-leading facility at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus will give regional and rural students greater opportunities to develop a career in engineering. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson today launched the new $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) that will deliver innovative…

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$1.5 billion in funding for university research

More than $1.5 billion will be available over four years to support Australia’s world-class university researchers following the introduction of new laws into Parliament today. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 would guarantee $1,538.9 million for research programmes funded through the Australian Research…

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Awards recognise inspiring science teachers

I acknowledge and congratulate two teachers whose work has inspired generations of Australian school students to take an interest in science. Dr Ken Silburn of Casula High School in south-west Sydney was today named the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.  Mrs Rebecca Johnson of Windaroo State…

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