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Taking Action. Getting Results.
That’s the tagline of our Education Minister Simon Birmingham so that’s promising.
Let’s find out a bit more about our friend Simon…
He has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007
Appointed Minister for Education and Training in September 2015
Prior to this, Simon served as the Assistant Education Minister for education for nearly a year before stepping up into this role.
Senator Birmingham is keen to see the full childcare package implemented, however acknowledges the challenges ahead due to a tightening budget, according to Sydney Morning Herald.
Appreciates and supports Australian wine (Director, Winemakers' Federation of Australia 2002-07)
From Adelaide, a proud, but sometimes frustrated, Adelaide Crows fan.
Simon can be contacted on Minister@education.gov.au
On the contrary, Labor has broken up their Education minister duties, with Kate Ellis specifically taking on the portfolio of Shadow minister for Early Childhood Education and Development.
Let’s find out a bit more about our friend Kate…
From Adelaide, Federal Member for Adelaide
Entered politics in 2004
The youngest person ever to become an Australian government minister
In 2010, Kate became the Minister for Employment Participation and Early Childhood and she's worked hard to deliver many key Labor reforms, in particular the increased funding to improve childcare affordability for Australian families.
“Labor wants to work with the Government to fix the proposed child care changes and get the balance right between early education and workforce participation”. http://www.kateellis.com.au/time_for_turnbull_to_drop_ftb_cuts_and_fix_child_care_package
Kate can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org