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Childcare by the hour gets bad industry feedback

The childcare industry has responded negatively to the government’s recent announcement of charging childcare by the hour. Whilst cross-bench Senator David Leyonhjelm says the initiative is a “small step in the right direction”, the childcare community begs to differ. Independent Education ...

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$840 million for preschools over next two years

The Turnbull Government will provide $840 million in funding for children to have access to 15 hours a week of high-quality preschool education in the year before they begin school. The education minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced that the government has ...

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Tasmania to overhaul child services, protection laws

Tasmania’s Hodgman Government has acknowledged the rights of children ahead of new legislation determining the role of the Commissioner for Children that will be tabled this month. The new legislation will expand the role of the commissioner. Children and young people’s views will be ...

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