Labor’s child care and early learning lies

Labor’s Amanda Rishworth has resorted to deliberately spreading mistruths about the Turnbull Government’s child care and early learning reforms.   In an act of desperate distraction from the fact Labor still doesn’t have a policy to replace Australia’s broken child care and early learning system, Ms Rishworth today made a series of wild claims that…

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Plibersek: School funding consistency just ‘nonsense’

Tanya Plibersek last night abandoned any pretence that Labor’s schools funding would be distributed fairly between states and school sectors.   Patricia Karvelas: What are you prepared to raise it [the Commonwealth’s school investment] to and will it be a consistent amount between states?                    Tanya Plibersek: Well, the consistency argument from the government is…

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Consortia opportunities for Australian SMEs

Joint media release with Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo We are pleased to launch a report and toolkit on consortia opportunities and pathways for Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) delivering education and training services.     Australia’s world-renowned education sector is uniquely placed to tap into growing demand overseas and the…

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Naval shipbuilding college to meet naval shipbuilding needs

Joint release with Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews The Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute to work with shipbuilders to understand their workforce requirements throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment, while leveraging a national…

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Crackdown on dodgy family day care providers continues

The Turnbull Government has continued its crackdown on dodgy family day care providers with new information revealing another 53 services across Australia have been subject to serious enforcement action.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the net was closing on family day care providers looking to cheat the system.   “Those dodgy…

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Appointment of the Higher Education Standards Panel

The Turnbull Government has appointed a new Chair and five new members to a panel responsible for advice on how to maintain the quality and standards of Australia’s higher education system.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham congratulated the Panel on their appointments and re-appointments and said Professor Ian O’Connor AC, Vice Chancellor…

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Young leaders to help shape future of Commonwealth

Joint release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop    Two outstanding young Australians will travel to the United Kingdom to ensure the voice of Australian youth is heard on the global stage. Ms Tamara Richardson and Mr Jerome De Vera will represent Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Forum in London in April. They…

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STEM program sets preschoolers for jobs of the future

Thousands of prechoolers across Australia are set for a science and maths skills boost as part of a new Turnbull Government program.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said a pilot of the $6 million Early Learning STEM Australia program launching this week would see 4,000 children across 100 preschools learn science, technology,…

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Labor’s schools special deals confirmed

Tanya Plibersek has today confirmed that in government, Labor would replicate the schools funding arrangements Julia Gillard left behind that were purely based on special deals for state governments and school sectors.   Samantha Maiden: …I’m not sure that I understand. You won’t be providing them with some sort of lump sum, you will pick…

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