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Kevin Rudd opens New operating theatres for Canberra hospital

The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon and ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher today officially opened two new operating theatres at the Canberra Hospital. $4.68 million was provided by the Rudd Government to build the two new operating theatres, two anaesthetic rooms, a pump room, a sterile room and […]

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Rudd Government invests $970 m in high quality early childhood education

Joint Media Release with The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, and the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, Kate Ellis, today announced that all State and Territory governments have signed on to the Rudd Government’s $970 million Universal […]

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Julia Gillard – Rudd Government welcomes Roundtable results

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today thanked the 31 international students who have participated in the two-day Roundtable at Parliament House and said she looks forward to their representatives accompanying her to the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment (MCTEE) later this month. Ms Gillard acknowledged the students’ hard work and thoughtful response […]

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Kevin Rudd speech/transcript – The Prime Minister launches his Youth blog

PM: So Kate, we’re going to launch this blog for young Australians and the reason we’re doing it is we’re in the process of developing a national strategy for young Australians; but i think you and I agree that that’s only going to work if we actually bring young Australians with us and are fully […]

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The Hon Duncan Kerr SC MP will not recontest the next federal election

The Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, the Hon Duncan Kerr SC MP has announced that he will not recontest the next federal election. During his 22 years of public service as a Federal Member of Parliament, Mr Kerr has made an outstanding contribution both as a Minister and as the representative of his electorate […]

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Increasing university applications and students show strong interest in higher education

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, has today announced that university applications have grown by 5.6 per cent this year – the largest increase since 2002 – while the number of students in higher education in Australia continued to grow in 2008, reaching 1,066,095. The figures were released in the Undergraduate Applications, Offers and Acceptances […]

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Youth Allowance – 100,000 students better off under Labor – 146,600 worse off under the Coalition

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, said the Government will move to benefit more than 100,000 students with changes to Youth Allowance to be introduced into the Parliament tomorrow, while the Opposition seeks to take almost $50 a fortnight away from 146,600 students. The Government’s proposed changes will mean that all university students receiving Youth […]

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Malcolm Turnbull – Senate inquiry into waste and mismanagement of the schools stimulus

The Coalition will today seek to refer the schools stimulus debacle to a Senate committee to investigate the systemic issues of waste and mismanagement and consider measures to ensure value for money for tax payers. The Primary Schools for the Twenty First Century program has been plagued by examples of waste, mismanagement and lack of […]

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Kevin Rudd – Australia – Viet Nam Joint Statement – Nong Duc Manh

At the invitation of the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam His Excellency Mr Nong Duc Manh paid an official visit to Australia from the 6-9 of September 2009. 2. On 7 September, General Secretary Nong Duc Manh held […]

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Rudd Government to reintroduce Bill to rebuild essential student services and amenities

Kate Ellis, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, announced today that the Australian Government will introduce the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009 into the Parliament tomorrow. This Bill once again proposes a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities; an approach that was voted down […]

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