Additional funding for vital research

The Turnbull Government has announced an additional $16 million for 10 critical research projects that will generate meaningful social and economic benefits for all Australians in areas including urban infrastructure, bioscience, telecommunications and health. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the investment from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Agility Fund would…

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New Shadow Minister, same old lies

It seems Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek needs a lesson in education policy and electoral mathematics after her first major interview since assuming the role.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Ms Plibersek needs to stop talking down schools and teachers and to end the lies about “cuts” to…

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Labor’s shadow ministry

With the Australian people having rebuffed Labor’s higher taxing, higher spending and higher deficit plans, the test for Labor’s new education team is whether they can instead support evidence based reforms to improve student results, instead of resorting to the same old 'more money equals better outcomes' Labor approach of the past.   We must…

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Enhanced opportunities for future generations through expansion of Tuckwell Scholarship Program

The Turnbull Government welcomes Australia’s largest personal philanthropic contribution to a university to expand the Tuckwell Scholarship Program at the Australian National University (ANU).   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the contribution was made by philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell and was worth about $200 million over 30 years.   Minister Birmingham…

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LABOR’S CHILD CARE PLAN FAILS THE FAIRNESS TEST

Labor’s failure to adopt the Coalition’s means test would deliver an annual windfall of up to $176 million to families earning over $250,000 at the expense of low to middle income working families. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said that splashing up to $176 million a year on higher income earners doesn’t pass…

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More pathways for Indigenous students

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the country will have more access to the support and information they need to make decisions about life after school through two new initiatives worth $1.7 million launched today and supported by the Turnbull Government.  Minister Birmingham said the…

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HEATHERBRAE SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH AEROSPACE INDUSTRY FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will launch a pilot programme that will see Hunter River High in Heatherbrae partner with local aerospace businesses to improve employment outcomes and deliver stronger results in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) performance. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said that Hunter River High would be one of…

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