Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

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LABOR WILL GIVE MORE CHILDREN ACCESS TO PLAYGROUPS AND TOY LIBRARIES - 9 FEBRUARY 2019

Australia’s youngest minds will have better access to play-based early learning, with a Shorten Labor Government to expand community based playgroups and toy libraries with a $6.1 million grassroots grants program.

Playgroups and toy libraries help bolster social connections for both parents and children during their early years of development - that’s why Labor is investing to expand their reach.

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - ADELAIDE - SATURDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s $6.1million expansion to community playgroups and toy libraries.


NADIA CLANCY, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BOOTHBY: Good afternoon, I am the Labor Candidate for the federal seat of Boothby and I am really pleased to be here today with Amanda Rishworth at the recently opened Mitcham Memorial Library for a really exciting announcement.

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SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE UNITED VOICE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS CONFERENCE - MELBOURNE - FRIDAY, 08 FEBRUARY 2019

Good morning and thank you Tamika for that introduction.
 
This is the second time I have seen Tamika this week.
 

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RISHWORTH & CURTIS - MEDIA RELEASE - FAMILIES IN LA TROBE LEFT HIGH AND DRY BY SCOTT MORRISON - TUESDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2019

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth has joined Labor’s Candidate for La Trobe, Simon Curtis in Pakenham today to talk about a number of issues affecting our youngest learners and their families.
 
Early childhood education is an important pillar in our children’s development.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC WEEKEND BREAKFAST - SATURDAY, 02 FEBRUARY 2019

SUBJECT: Murray Darling Basin, Dividend Imputation
 
JOHANNA NICHOLSON:
To cast their eyes over that issue and other big issues of the week around the country, we're joined from Canberra by Liberal Senator, Zed Seselja and, from Adelaide, by Labor's Amanda Rishworth. Thanks both of you for coming in this morning. Do you think the way forward here, after the South Australian Royal CommissionReport was released, a Federal Royal Commission is the next step?I might start with you, Zed Seselja.

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SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - SCOTT MORRISON: DON’T CUT PRESCHOOL - FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2019

Around 350,000 four years olds across Australia have begun their first steps of early learning in the past week, as they begin kindergarten or preschool.
 
This is an exciting time for families and their children in 2019.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - RADIO LARRAKIA - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor investing in the NT, Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
 
KALEM MURRAY: You are on 94.5FM Radio Larrakia and Australian Indigenous Radio going out throughout Australia on the Vast Network. My name is Kalem and in the studio today we have two special guests who are joining us to talk about some important things that are going on in our community for our children and just to have a bit of a chat for the day itself. That is none other than Luke Gosling OAM MP- any other little initials you want to add there, Luke?

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CHILD CARE FEES BACK ON THE RISE UNDER MORRISON - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2018

The latest report by the ABS shows that in the December 2018 Quarter child care fees are rising again, with a 1.4 per cent increase for the quarter.
 
After all the empty promises from the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government about their new child care system, it is now clear that child care fees are going back up under the Liberals. 

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - NAKARA, DARWIN - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: What Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program means for kids in the Northern Territory
 
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: It has been an absolute pleasure to visit Nakara Preschool here with the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the Minister for Education, the Local Member and of course Luke Gosling, the Member for Solomon. 

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE 891 - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan to stand up for workers, Liberal chaos and dysfunction, the Murray Darling Basin
 
DAVID BEVAN: We welcome in our studio, Senator Cory Bernardi, Leader of the Australian Conservatives- good morning to you.

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