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Child care cost relief on the way for families

Child care cost relief on the way for families

24 March, 2017

The Turnbull Government’s early childhood education and care reforms have passed the Senate and will deliver more affordable, accessible and flexible services for families. The Jobs for Families legislation will encourage people into the workforce and tackle rising child care fees and expenses while also supporting early learning opportunities for children. Our reforms and additional investment will benefit around one million families. Support will go to people working the most and earning the least. It is estimated the reforms will encourage more than 230,000 families to return to the workforce or increase their paid employment. ... Read more »

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One step closer for Gonski funding plan

The Turnbull Government’s schools funding plan has passed the House of Representatives despite the hypocritical opposition of all Labor members to Gonski needs-based funding.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 would d... Read more >

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Interview on Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert  Topics: Newspoll; Delivering real needs-based funding for schools and fixing Labor’s model; Hospital funding 29/05/2017 09:03AM Kieran Gilbert: I spoke to the Education Minister on this and a range of other is... Read more >

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Interview on ABC Illawarra Mornings with Nick Rheinberger

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Illawarra Mornings with Nick Rheinberger  Topics: Delivering real needs-based funding for schools and fixing Labor’s model 26/05/2017 09:33AM Nick Rheinberger: Well all through this week we’ve been talking about Gonski 2.0. Nowra East Publ... Read more >

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Sentencing of Melissa Jade Higgins

Today’s sentencing sends a strong message to those seeking to rort child care payments - you will be caught. Melissa Jade Higgins, sole director of Aussie Giggles FDC was today sentenced to seven years imprisonment – with a non-parole period of four years. Any report of fraudulent ... Read more >

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