I am very sad but also pleased that I am getting this opportunity to speak on this condolence motion. I'm sure, like most Australians, everyone has their own reasons to love Bob Hawke. There is no doubt that Bob Hawke looms large in Australia as an Australian Prime Minister that was very much loved but also deeply respected. There are many Australians, including myself, who are so grateful for Bob Hawke and his reformist agenda. Many people have benefited from everything he introduced.
Australian families could be in for a rude shock come July 1 as the Liberal Government’s unfair Child Care Subsidy (CCS) could leave many in thousands of dollars of debt.
A new report released by The Front Project today has again highlighted the significant education, health and economic benefits from investment in preschool. The Report has estimated that the community gets two dollars back for every dollar spent on early learning – it is clearly a smart investment.
SUBJECT/S: Unions, Australian Signals Directorate, Men’s Health Week
JOHANNA NICHOLSON: And to discuss this, we're talking to Jason Falinski and Amanda Rishworth. Thank you both for your time this morning. Amanda, I will start with you, we have seen the tensions blow over with the CFMEU. Is it time for the Labor Party to reassess its ties to the union movement?
SUBJECT/S: John Setka, Manus Island, Tax cuts
DAVID BEVAN: Let's welcome our panellists in the studio, Amanda Rishworth, Labor MP for Kingston.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Good morning.
SUBJECT/S: AFP raids, Early Education
TOM CONNELL: Amanda Rishworth thanks for your time. Let’s start with these AFP raids. Labor was saying the government had questions to answer, the government has said it has no role in the timing of these nor in the referrals as well. Do you accept them at their word?
I am honoured to be reappointed to the Shadow Labor Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development and as Shadow Minister for Youth.
Investment in young people is the best investment we can make for our future and bringing these two portfolios together will ensure there is a sharp focus on our children and young people.
SHORTEN, O'CONNOR & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - BETTER PAY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS - SUNDAY, 28 APRIL 2019
A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australia’s early childhood educators are better paid, supporting a quality early education and care system that delivers the best outcomes for children.
Early childhood educators are doing the important and demanding job of educating and caring for our next generation – 90 per cent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life.
A Shorten Labor Government will deliver massive cost of living relief for nearly one million families struggling with the costs of child care.
From July next year, Labor will put more money back in working parents’ pockets for 887,000 Australian families – slashing up to $2,100 per child off their annual child care bill.
A Shorten Labor Government will make the Onkaparinga River a priority project under the Urban Rivers program.
Through the Urban Rivers and Corridors Program, Labor has committed $200 million to restore urban waterways and habitat corridors across the country to their natural beauty.
This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government which will invest in our environment, or more of the Liberals’ cuts, chaos, and climate change denialism.