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$840 million to extend 15 hours of preschool for all Australian children

$840 million to extend 15 hours of preschool for all Australian children

13 November, 2015

The Turnbull Government will provide $840 million to ensure that all Australian children have access to 15 hours of high-quality preschool education in the year before they start school, Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham announced today. Senator Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had made a formal offer to state and territories to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education in 2016 and 2017 and looked forward to their agreement. “We know that preschool is critical in laying the foundations for future learning, including children’s school readiness and... Read more »

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