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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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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