Tag: new child care package

EDITORIAL: Aiming to be average

It’s been a busy week for new data, research and analysis of Australia’s early childhood sector.

We’ve seen the release of Report on Government Services data, and the launch of a major new Report on the case for greater investment in early childhood education.

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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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OPINION: The New Child Care Package is about removing children from the discussion

Since the Government started developing the policy that was initially known as the Jobs for Families Package, and is now marketed as the New Child Care Package, there have been those who have bravely tried to believe that at the end of the day it would be good for children.

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279,000 families and children worse off under Government reforms according to Education Department analysis

A Department of Education analysis of the impacts of the Federal Government’s “New Child Care Package” has revealed 279,000 families and their children across Australia will worse off, according to Shadow Education Minister Amanda Rishworth

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OPINION: The educator workforce is in for a shock in 2018

As we heave ourselves over the line into 2018, the year that will see the introduction of this new legislation, I wanted to highlight an issue I am worried is not getting anywhere near enough attention.

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