Preschool for all 3 year olds?

Preschool for all 3 year olds?

In the Media | Mar 25, 2015

Should Australia introduce universal, government funded, part-time preschool places for all Australian children from their third birthday? Read More

Six ways Australia’s education system is failing our kids

Six ways Australia’s education system is failing our kids

In the Media | Mar 23, 2015

Amid debates about budget cuts and the rising costs of schools and […] Read More

Abbott points to Canadian model of early learning but doesn’t see the whole picture

Abbott points to Canadian model of early learning but doesn’t see the whole picture

In the Media | Mar 13, 2015

As a Canadian researcher, it was good to read Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent reference to my country as justification for investing more in childcare. Unfortunately, he seems to be focusing on only half of what’s needed. Read More

Voters prioritise more money for childcare and preschools over business tax cut: poll

Voters prioritise more money for childcare and preschools over business tax cut: poll

In the Media | Mar 5, 2015

Australian voters think increased funding for childcare and preschools is more important […] Read More

Music to no one’s ears: The cost of childcare to increase

Music to no one’s ears: The cost of childcare to increase

In the Media | Mar 2, 2015

What it costs to have a child in day care around Australia varies from as little as $60 to as much as $160 a day. Due to short supply and long wait lists there is rarely much choice about where a family sits on the price spectrum; usually a family will pay whatever it costs where they get a position. Price remains a moot issue for families who can’t get a position. Read More

Childcare funding proposals may hit families they aimed to help

Childcare funding proposals may hit families they aimed to help

In the Media | Mar 2, 2015

MOST families will be worse off if proposed changes to childcare funding are adopted, new modelling shows.
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Scott Morrison to ask cabinet to support additional spending on childcare

Scott Morrison to ask cabinet to support additional spending on childcare

In the Media | Mar 2, 2015

Scott Morrison will ask federal cabinet to give in-principle approval for additional spending on childcare on Monday as he begins consultations with the industry about his soon to be released families and childcare policy. Read More

Politicians far too slow to understand importance of quality early childhood education and care

In the Media | Feb 25, 2015

I’m not sure how many barbecues it’s stopping these days, but the […] Read More

This isn’t the childcare overhaul that we need

This isn’t the childcare overhaul that we need

In the Media | Feb 24, 2015

The recommendations from the report by the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into childcareare rather like band aids for nasty wounds. Read More

Entsch bats for kindy cash

Entsch bats for kindy cash

In the Media Latest News | Feb 12, 2015

THE federal member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, dropped into the Goodstart Early Learning centre in Mossman last week to see what he could do for the kindy now that funding for child care is back in the spotlight. Read More