Address to the Council of Deans of Education

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Gonski education funding; reforms to tertiary education 01/09/2017 Simon Birmingham: Thank you for your welcome to country. As some of you would’ve heard me say before, I’m acknowledging the Kaurna people here in the Adelaide plains and all of Australia’s Indigenous people, but also acknowledge [indistinct] education in particular continue to learn…

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Q & A, Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Higher education funding 30 August 2017 Question: Minister, Joanna Mather from the Financial Review. The university sector has a very strong union and we’ve seen a fairly dramatic development in terms of Murdoch’s enterprise agreement being axed. Tell me, what barrier has industrial relations been to universities becoming more efficient as I…

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Speech at Teach for Australia event

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at Teach for Australia event, Parliament House 15/08/2017   Simon Birmingham:     Well thanks, thanks very much, Peter, for that kiss of death.   All those interviews with you that I’ve survived so far over the years, and now of course just in innocuous circumstances of introducing me in your speech you go…

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