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  • Interview - Sky News Sunday Agenda
    Posted on 3 March 2024 | 12:32 am

      ANDREW CLENNELL: Well, joining me live now is the Education Minister, Jason Clare. Thanks for joining us this Sunday morning Jason Clare. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: No worries, mate. CLENNELL: It's ended up a happier day for you than it could have been. A happier interview, perhaps? CLARE:...[ Read more ]

  • Boosted rebates on offer for schools to visit Nation's Capital
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 9:31 pm

    The Albanese Government is making it more affordable for students to visit the nation’s capital following bumper visitor numbers in 2023. Following the success of last year, additional rebates are being extended for 2024 which is good news for schools and for family budgets. Almost 89,000 school children visited Parliament...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Wide Bay
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 1:19 am

    DAVID DOWSETT [HOST]: Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm has a really busy week in Parliament with big issues to address, from tax cuts for Aussies doing it tough, to the gender pay gap, highlighting the disadvantage to women taking paid parental leave and the impacts to their super. Like I...[ Read more ]

  • Australian-American Fulbright Commission Gala Presentation Dinner
    Posted on 28 February 2024 | 8:34 am

    Thank you Sara. And thank you Paul for that wonderful Welcome to Country. And as we meet under this incredible tapestry of the Australian bush, I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I welcome and acknowledge Professor Brian Schmidt, Chair of the...[ Read more ]

  • Universities Australia Gala Dinner
    Posted on 27 February 2024 | 8:08 am

    Thanks David. Can I also thank Luke Sheehy, the CEO of Universities Australia. Congratulations on the new gig.  I know you are going to do a great job, and I am really looking forward to working with you.  I also want to thank Catriona Jackson. This is a big job....[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Triple J Hack
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 10:07 pm

    MARCHESE: Well, let's dig into some of this detail now with the guy who's in charge of doing something with all of these suggestions. Jason Clare is the Education Minister and he's with us now from Canberra, Parliament House. Minister, welcome back to Hack. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day,...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Politics with Michelle Grattan
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:49 pm

    MICHELLE GRATTAN: Jason Clare, the report says that we need 55 per cent of those aged 25 to 34 to have a university education by 2050. But currently we’re seeing an apparent decline in young people’s interest in going to university. What’s causing this, and what can be done about...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Afternoon Briefing
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:36 pm

    CLAUDIA LONG: Minister, thank you for joining us this afternoon.  JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: Thanks for having me on the show.  LONG: So everyone's struggling a lot at the moment with cost-of-living things are so expensive. How soon can young people expect a bit of relief out of something...[ Read more ]

  • Press Conference - Fairfield Connect university hub; Australian Universities Accord report
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 6:07 am

    CHRIS BOWEN, MEMBER FOR MCMAHON: Well, my friends, this is a very special day for our community. I shared the story when Jason and I and Jennifer and Barney announced just a few months ago, actually, that this would be a reality. Of the day in 1991 – now, I...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Insiders
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 3:13 am

    DAVID SPEERS: So, Jason Clare, welcome to the program. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day, mate. SPEERS: So, when you look at the list of recommendations in this report, what do you believe are the most important and what are you willing to adopt? CLARE: I’ve made it pretty clear...[ Read more ]

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  • Interview - Sky News Sunday Agenda
    Posted on 3 March 2024 | 12:32 am

      ANDREW CLENNELL: Well, joining me live now is the Education Minister, Jason Clare. Thanks for joining us this Sunday morning Jason Clare. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: No worries, mate. CLENNELL: It's ended up a happier day for you than it could have been. A happier interview, perhaps? CLARE:...[ Read more ]

  • Boosted rebates on offer for schools to visit Nation's Capital
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 9:31 pm

    The Albanese Government is making it more affordable for students to visit the nation’s capital following bumper visitor numbers in 2023. Following the success of last year, additional rebates are being extended for 2024 which is good news for schools and for family budgets. Almost 89,000 school children visited Parliament...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Wide Bay
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 1:19 am

    DAVID DOWSETT [HOST]: Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm has a really busy week in Parliament with big issues to address, from tax cuts for Aussies doing it tough, to the gender pay gap, highlighting the disadvantage to women taking paid parental leave and the impacts to their super. Like I...[ Read more ]

  • Australian-American Fulbright Commission Gala Presentation Dinner
    Posted on 28 February 2024 | 8:34 am

    Thank you Sara. And thank you Paul for that wonderful Welcome to Country. And as we meet under this incredible tapestry of the Australian bush, I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I welcome and acknowledge Professor Brian Schmidt, Chair of the...[ Read more ]

  • Universities Australia Gala Dinner
    Posted on 27 February 2024 | 8:08 am

    Thanks David. Can I also thank Luke Sheehy, the CEO of Universities Australia. Congratulations on the new gig.  I know you are going to do a great job, and I am really looking forward to working with you.  I also want to thank Catriona Jackson. This is a big job....[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Triple J Hack
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 10:07 pm

    MARCHESE: Well, let's dig into some of this detail now with the guy who's in charge of doing something with all of these suggestions. Jason Clare is the Education Minister and he's with us now from Canberra, Parliament House. Minister, welcome back to Hack. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day,...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Politics with Michelle Grattan
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:49 pm

    MICHELLE GRATTAN: Jason Clare, the report says that we need 55 per cent of those aged 25 to 34 to have a university education by 2050. But currently we’re seeing an apparent decline in young people’s interest in going to university. What’s causing this, and what can be done about...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Afternoon Briefing
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:36 pm

    CLAUDIA LONG: Minister, thank you for joining us this afternoon.  JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: Thanks for having me on the show.  LONG: So everyone's struggling a lot at the moment with cost-of-living things are so expensive. How soon can young people expect a bit of relief out of something...[ Read more ]

  • Press Conference - Fairfield Connect university hub; Australian Universities Accord report
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 6:07 am

    CHRIS BOWEN, MEMBER FOR MCMAHON: Well, my friends, this is a very special day for our community. I shared the story when Jason and I and Jennifer and Barney announced just a few months ago, actually, that this would be a reality. Of the day in 1991 – now, I...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Insiders
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 3:13 am

    DAVID SPEERS: So, Jason Clare, welcome to the program. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day, mate. SPEERS: So, when you look at the list of recommendations in this report, what do you believe are the most important and what are you willing to adopt? CLARE: I’ve made it pretty clear...[ Read more ]

  • Latest news from Home Affairs

  • Interview - Sky News Sunday Agenda
    Posted on 3 March 2024 | 12:32 am

      ANDREW CLENNELL: Well, joining me live now is the Education Minister, Jason Clare. Thanks for joining us this Sunday morning Jason Clare. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: No worries, mate. CLENNELL: It's ended up a happier day for you than it could have been. A happier interview, perhaps? CLARE:...[ Read more ]

  • Boosted rebates on offer for schools to visit Nation's Capital
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 9:31 pm

    The Albanese Government is making it more affordable for students to visit the nation’s capital following bumper visitor numbers in 2023. Following the success of last year, additional rebates are being extended for 2024 which is good news for schools and for family budgets. Almost 89,000 school children visited Parliament...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Wide Bay
    Posted on 29 February 2024 | 1:19 am

    DAVID DOWSETT [HOST]: Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm has a really busy week in Parliament with big issues to address, from tax cuts for Aussies doing it tough, to the gender pay gap, highlighting the disadvantage to women taking paid parental leave and the impacts to their super. Like I...[ Read more ]

  • Australian-American Fulbright Commission Gala Presentation Dinner
    Posted on 28 February 2024 | 8:34 am

    Thank you Sara. And thank you Paul for that wonderful Welcome to Country. And as we meet under this incredible tapestry of the Australian bush, I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I welcome and acknowledge Professor Brian Schmidt, Chair of the...[ Read more ]

  • Universities Australia Gala Dinner
    Posted on 27 February 2024 | 8:08 am

    Thanks David. Can I also thank Luke Sheehy, the CEO of Universities Australia. Congratulations on the new gig.  I know you are going to do a great job, and I am really looking forward to working with you.  I also want to thank Catriona Jackson. This is a big job....[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Triple J Hack
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 10:07 pm

    MARCHESE: Well, let's dig into some of this detail now with the guy who's in charge of doing something with all of these suggestions. Jason Clare is the Education Minister and he's with us now from Canberra, Parliament House. Minister, welcome back to Hack. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day,...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Politics with Michelle Grattan
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:49 pm

    MICHELLE GRATTAN: Jason Clare, the report says that we need 55 per cent of those aged 25 to 34 to have a university education by 2050. But currently we’re seeing an apparent decline in young people’s interest in going to university. What’s causing this, and what can be done about...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - ABC Afternoon Briefing
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 9:36 pm

    CLAUDIA LONG: Minister, thank you for joining us this afternoon.  JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: Thanks for having me on the show.  LONG: So everyone's struggling a lot at the moment with cost-of-living things are so expensive. How soon can young people expect a bit of relief out of something...[ Read more ]

  • Press Conference - Fairfield Connect university hub; Australian Universities Accord report
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 6:07 am

    CHRIS BOWEN, MEMBER FOR MCMAHON: Well, my friends, this is a very special day for our community. I shared the story when Jason and I and Jennifer and Barney announced just a few months ago, actually, that this would be a reality. Of the day in 1991 – now, I...[ Read more ]

  • Interview - Insiders
    Posted on 25 February 2024 | 3:13 am

    DAVID SPEERS: So, Jason Clare, welcome to the program. JASON CLARE, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: G’day, mate. SPEERS: So, when you look at the list of recommendations in this report, what do you believe are the most important and what are you willing to adopt? CLARE: I’ve made it pretty clear...[ Read more ]