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Another short-term extension to preschool funding underlines Government’s lack of commitment to early education

It’s hard to tell which part of Simon Birmingham’s announcement that Federal Government funding for Australia-wide preschool causes the biggest eye-roll.

The two clear frontrunners are: 1) That the Education Minister is seriously using the word “commitment” to describe the fifth short-term shot of funding his Government has announced since they took office; and 2) That the Education Minister seriously expects us to believe the Government values the research and evidence on the importance of early education.

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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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