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Federal Government funds preschool agreement, but only for a further 12 months

The Government has announced another short-term funding extension for 15 hours of preschool for Australian children, making this the fifth 12-month agreement since the Coalition Government came into power in 2013.

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Significant reform needed to Australia’s early childhood system: New report

An independent review, commissioned and endorsed by every State and Territory, has called on Australian Governments to embark on significant reform of Australia’s early childhood education system.

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New data points to sector improvement as Government support stalls

New data released as part of the Report on Government Services has revealed that the sector is continuing to improve in quality ratings and educator qualifications, while Government spending on the sector has dramatically slowed.

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New Government report reveals worsening statistics for Indigenous children

The Productivity Commission has released the first part of the 2018 Report on Government Services, focused on Community Services including child protection.

The data shows that the over representation of Indigenous children in the child protection system continues to worsen.

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ACT advocacy group calls for more investment to support access to early education

An early childhood education advocacy group has called on the ACT Government to establish scholarships and an innovation fund to support greater access to early education for children experiencing disadvantage in the ACT.

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