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Opinion: new childcare legislation can’t wait

While the Senate Committee charged with considering the government’s childcare package works on its report, parents around the nation continue to cry out for help to make childcare more affordable and accessible. It’s nearly a year since the federal government announced ...

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Childcare workers’ chained melody: ‘pay us more’

Union United Voice’s ‘Big Steps’ campaign, concerning higher pay for childcare workers, has taken a giant leap in its efforts. Member protesters chained themselves to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Melbourne office yesterday. This is despite the fact that the government has ...

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Childcare reforms will hurt 130,600 kids: ANU

Calls for change to the government’s proposed Jobs for Families Child Care Package have fresh resonance. Australian National University modelling has revealed 130,600 children will be worse off under it. This report, commissioned by Early Childhood Australia, is being presented along with others at a Senate inquiry ...

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Childcare workers doorknock for better pay

Childcare workers got a head start on this year’s International Women’s Day, themed ‘Pledge for Parity’, by campaigning for better pay on Saturday. Members of union United Voice knocked on doors in marginally held electorates across Australia, to inform people ...

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Opinion: the power of 1-on-1 care

Early childhood is a vital period for human learning. A qualified nanny can offer young kids a beautiful learning journey, yet this is often overlooked. Educators are frequently seen as the sole facilitators of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), ...

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