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Minister welcomes greater independence in Northern Territory schools

Education, has welcomed the Northern Territory’s announcement of five 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…

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…

Early reaction to curriculum review a good sign for Australian students

Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said today’s positive stakeholder response to the review of the national curriculum is a welcome sign, and shows a willingness to work…

Curriculum review and initial Government response released

The Australian Government has today released the Review of the Australian Curriculum. The Government has also released an Initial Australian Government Response as a starting point for discussions with states…

Higher Education Reform Bill finds favour in Senate Committee hearings

Key stakeholders from across the country have formally thrown their support behind the Government’s higher education reform agenda, particularly deregulation, during this week’s Senate Committee hearings into the Higher Education…

Australia’s educators recognised on World Teacher’s Day

The outstanding work of Australia’s school educators will be formally recognised on Sunday as part of World Teacher’s Day. World Teacher’s Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, promotes…

Time Rankings show Australia faces growing competition

The 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University rankings shows Australian universities continue to improve in world rankings, but face increasing competition from Asian universities. “The need for reform has never…

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