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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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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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International student numbers surge by 15 per cent

Australia has bolstered its popularity as a world class education destination with new data showing international student numbers soared by 15 per cent in the first three months of this year compared to 2016. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the surging international stud... Read more >

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Interview on The Guardian’s politics live podcast with Katharine Murphy

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on The Guardian’s politics live podcast with Katharine Murphy Topics: Delivering real needs-based funding for schools and fixing Labor’s model; 2017 Budget 25/05/2017 Katharine Murphy: Simon Birmingham, thank you for joining the podcast. Simon Bi... Read more >

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