Labor lets down Queensland families on child care

Labor is taking its child care scare campaign to Queensland today but its Shadow Ministers and candidates still refuse to answer questions about what a Shorten Government would do to fix Australia’s broken child care and early learning system. Like Queensland families, the Turnbull Government knows the current child care and early learning system is…

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ANU admissions changes lead the nation

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today welcomed the announcement by Australian National University (ANU) that it is introducing a new integrated, national admissions system. “ANU warrants its status as Australia’s national university with this commitment to welcome, educate and accommodate the best and brightest Australians, regardless of their background,” Minister Birmingham said. “It’s…

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Labor’s child scare scam

It’s time Labor’s Amanda Rishworth familiarised herself with the Turnbull Government’s reforms to early childhood education and care so that she stops falsely scaring families, especially given she’s said a Shorten Labor Government would adopt our policy. “I intend to allow the new system to have time to bed down before I look at a…

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Better outcomes, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students

Joint media release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister Bridget McKenzie, Minister Dan Tehan and Minister John McVeigh The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.   Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the…

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Sir John Leslie Carrick AC KCMG

I pay tribute to the contribution made by Sir John Carrick to the education of millions of Australians.   Sir John’s influence on Australia, the Liberal Party and on our education system was wide, extensive and significant.   As a Liberal Senator for NSW and as General Secretary of the NSW branch of the Liberal…

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Research plan to boost families, businesses and farmers

Joint Release with Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash Tackling cancer, boosting farm crops, cyber security and better management of the Great Barrier Reef are just some of the benefits set to flow from a landmark research investment strategy revealed by the Turnbull Government.   Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister…

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Connected Beginnings to help families, children in Mt Druitt

Families in Mt Druitt will now have access to the Turnbull Government’s community based Connected Beginnings program, which connects health care, early childhood education and family support services to give local children the best possible start in life.   The Connected Beginnings program includes initiatives that provide outreach and support, and bring early childhood and…

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