Responsibly investing in education

The Turnbull Government is continuing to provide record levels of financial assistance to State and Territory government schools and the non-government schools sector to support all Australian students. The Turnbull Government’s investment in education, training and child care will increase to more than $41.8 billion in 2016-17. A well-educated nation will increase productivity, drive innovation…

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Never let schools funding facts get in the way of a good story

The latest report commissioned by the Australian Education Union has found exactly what they wanted it to find while ignoring the Turnbull Government’s focus on the evidence based measures that improve education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Australia’s education spending is at record levels that the OECD acknowledges as above the average.…

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New resource hub to benefit 1.2m children

The Turnbull Government has launched a free one-stop shop for Australia’s 150,000 early childhood educators to deliver better care and outcomes for children and families. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new Early Childhood Resource Hub features more than 300 digital resources, as well as discussion threads for educators to collaborate and learn from…

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Labor’s child care ‘crocodile tears’

Labor’s rank child care hypocrisy was on stark display in an astonishing press release today that ignored the work the Coalition has done to reduce the ballooning child care fee growth that became the norm under Labor. “The reality is that this Government hasn’t done a single thing to help families access affordable child care.”…

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New data: Government slows child care cost increases

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said new departmental data from the early education and care sector for the 2015 June quarter has highlighted that fees only grew by 3.6 per cent compared to an average annual increase of 7.8 per cent during Labor’s time in office. Minister Birmingham said the Coalition Government’s compliance…

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Labor’s mistakes slug taxpayers

The latest PBO analysis on the Higher Education Loan Programme highlights that Labor’s poorly-executed policies will hit taxpayers with a bill worth more than $4.9 billion per year. We know that Labor and their higher education spokesman Kim Carr aren’t good on detail, but today’s analysis from the PBO confirms that Labor sought to mislead…

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Labor lies on schools #5

Kate Ellis and Jenny Macklin have ignored their own track record on Labor’s support for students with disability, ramping up their cynical scare campaign against vulnerable families and students. “The Liberal Government has cut the $100 million a year More Support for Students With Disabilities program…” – Kate Ellis and Jenny Macklin, Media Release, 18/4/16…

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Labor lies on schools #4: Students with disability

Labor has decided to play politics with disability, making vulnerable families and students the next targets in their desperate education scare campaign.   “…the Turnbull Government’s cuts to the More Support for Students with Disability program” – Kate Ellis and Jenny Macklin, Media Release, 13/4/16   FACT: The program was only ever a short-term temporary…

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App to revive language learning

Around another 3,000 pre-schoolers across the country will start learning Chinese as a second language through an app the Federal Education Minister has described as “vital” to Australia unlocking the full potential of our relationship with China.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government is offering more than 300 preschools…

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