Federal Politics

Matthew Knott

Matthew Knott is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau covering communications and education policy.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham.

VET hit list: No loans for 487 courses

Almost 500 diplomas - including in fitness coaching, fashion styling and transpersonal art therapy - are set to be stripped of access to government subsidies under an overhaul of the vocational loans scheme by the Turnbull government.