$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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Bringing maths into the real world for students

Australian students will help solve real-world problems to demonstrate the relevance of maths to their lives, communities and future careers, as part of a new project announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham. “The Australian Government will provide $6.4 million from the Mathematics by Inquiry initiative to support the Australian…

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Training India’s Trainers

Australian expertise and knowledge will be applied to assist India increase the skills of its workforce through international trainer and assessor courses mapped to Indian standards. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham tonight told the Australia India Business Council that the first of three pilot courses—a collaboration between Kangan Institute and Indian training…

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Nanny Pilot Programme – Applications Open for Families

Nurses, farmers, police, emergency service employees and other parents who are struggling to match their work hours with conventional childcare options are invited to participate in the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Programme from early 2016. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the pilot will provide subsidised care for about 10,000 children…

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