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Education Ministers agree: NAPLAN going online

At a meeting of Australia Education Ministers today, the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Governments agreed to move and fund NAPLAN online. This decision will see NAPLAN testing available…

Innovation in research to boost Australia’s economy

Translating our research success into an economic boost is the focus of a new discussion paper, Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research, released today by the Australian Government. The Government…

$850,000 boost to Teach for Australia in Victoria

Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the Victorian Government’s additional investment of $850,000 in Teach for Australia – a programme designed to attract the best…

$24.7 million to transform NAPLAN to online testing

The Australian Government has today announced $24.7 million to construct the national platform for online NAPLAN testing across Australian schools that will be available in 2016. The Minister for Education,…

Minister welcomes greater independence in Northern Territory schools

Education, has welcomed the Northern Territory’s announcement of six schools becoming Independent Public Schools. A key 2013 election commitment, the Australian Government’s $70 million Independent Public Schools initiative is designed…

Carr goes off half-cocked on university applications

Senator Carr has again embarrassed himself by using preliminary data to suggest a drop off in university applications. The early data he quotes cannot be used to draw any meaningful…

Carr goes off half-cocked on university applications

Senator Carr has again embarrassed himself by using preliminary data to suggest a drop off in university applications. The early data he quotes cannot be used to draw any meaningful…

Labor flip flops on Higher Education reform

Further evidence has emerged today that Labor is flip flopping and split on the Australian Government’s Higher Education Reform package. Just a month ago the Leader of the Opposition said:…

Launch of the National Music Teachers Mentorship Pilot Programme

Joint Media Release Senator the Hon George Brandis QC Minister for the Arts The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education Leader of the House We are delighted to announce…

Surveys show urgent need for improved teacher training

Two reports released today highlight the need to improve teacher training and ‘classroom readiness’ and lift the status of the teaching profession. The findings reinforce the importance of lifting teacher…

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