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Childcare centre staffing exposed

It’s been revealed that hundreds of childcare centres in NSW are struggling to meet the federal government’s tough new industry standards and some could be forced to close within three years. The Sun-Herald newspaper at the weekend reported that NSW ...

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Disturbing picture of childcare emerges

An alarmingly high number of childcare services are failing to meet basic hygiene, safety and education standards, the latest snapshot of the sector shows. The group overseeing childcare accreditation in Australia has released statistics on the number of services that ...

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NT child protection overhauls

There are at least 1000 children at risk of harm in the Northern Territory who have received no support from the government, a new report has said. Within hours of the report’s release in Darwin on Monday, both the NT ...

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Computer games good for kids: parents

Three-quarters of Australian parents believe video games have a positive effect on their children, claims a new survey commissioned by video game makers THQ. However, half of parents are divided on whether video games are a true social experience for ...

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All Australian kids dream big

Children living in disadvantage are unaware of the harsh realities awaiting them, with a new poll showing all students share the same ambitions and dreams. A thousand primary school students aged five to seven, from low and high socio-economic communities, ...

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