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Qld Parliament considers ‘Mason’s law’

In April 2011, childcare workers photographed bruises on 16-month-old Mason Parker’s body. He was murdered by his mother’s boyfriend eight days later. Since then, Mason’s grandparents, John and Sue Sandeman, have loudly called for laws in Queensland that would make it mandatory ...

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Early childhood experts worldwide say #LetThemStay

Photo: Jayne Osgood

In January, more than 930 Australian academics lobbied the government to release children from detention on Nauru. Now, academics from the UK have joined their cause. Professor Jayne Osgood, early childhood researcher at Middlesex University, has rallied 112 fellow early childhood experts from across the globe ...

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Mums school children on meat: study

Children are learning what ‘farm to table’ means at a young age. A University of Adelaide study has revealed parents are generally teaching their kids about the source of meat before they start school. “There’s a perception that it’s easier ...

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Indigenous early education gap remains wide

Indigenous children continue to have an educationally poorer start in life. The federal government’s 2016 Closing the Gap report revealed the target early education enrolment rate for Indigenous childhood fell considerably short. On average, based on 2013 data, only about ...

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