If you’re going to release a federal budget, you want to think of the children. Nowadays, it would seem you need to think of the computers, tablets, educational apps and gaming, programming software, robotic kits, drones, camps, workshops and lego.
If you have a school age child, chances are you’ve heard all about the importance of STEM education - that’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Globalisation has driven us into a knowledge-based economy, where technological skills are highly valued. We need to be able to interpret data and solve complex problems, to think critically and seek innovative solutions.