MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL CRACKDOWN ON THE FREE GIVEAWAYS FOR CHILD CARE ENROLMENTS - MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018
A Shorten Labor Government will ban child care and early education providers from offering inducements to boost their enrolment numbers, protecting parents from being lured into child care arrangements which may not suit their needs.
Recent reports have highlighted the alarming lengths which some child care and early learning centres are willing to go to in order to secure enrolments in their centres.
The report by The Road Home acknowledges that our military families need greater emotional, social and organisational support when it comes to supporting our serving personnel.
Labor recognised that our families would benefit from greater support which is why we previously announced, that if elected we would develop a Family Engagement and Support Strategy to provide greater support to our military families.
SUBJECTS: Strawberries, Peter Dutton, UN postings, child care
TOM CONNELL: Joining me now here in the studio is Amanda Rishworth, the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood. We will get into a few things in just a moment but first of all, I am living out my dream of as close as I will ever get to a cooking show today. Are you up for a strawberry?
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:31): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker Laundy! The Hopgood Theatre is the beloved performing arts centre in my electorate and is it at risk. The state Liberal government has refused to commit long-term funding for the Hopgood Theatre, and the result is that its future is in jeopardy.
If the new Treasurer is serious about allowing more time for the Royal Commission into the misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry to conduct their investigation, he should also extend the Terms of Reference to include the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC).
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:14): I rise to speak on the Veterans' Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018. This bill amends the Veterans' Entitlements Act in relation to how the Department of Veterans' Affairs administers bereavement payments, correcting an inadvertent error from amendments made in 1996. This bill reinstates an element which deals with the provision of bereavement payments and recovery of overpayment of a surviving partner.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:40): Today I rise to express the deep concern of the electors of Kingston— the confusion and the chaos that has left them, quite frankly, bewildered. Why do we have a new Prime Minister? Why has this government spent the whole of the last few months talking about itself, talking about who is going to win the hunger games of being Prime Minister? That confusion, exasperation and frustration has been particularly palpable around my community. But, of course, what they know deep down is that the Liberal Party may have changed its leader yet again but nothing has changed for the Australian people. We still have one of the most out-of-touch governments in living memory, and the now Prime Minister was the out-of-touch Treasurer that this country has had to endure for the last three years.
MARLES & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - 71 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEMAKING - FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018
Today we honour and remember our peacekeepers and peacemakers for the 71 years of continued service of peacekeeping.
Australia has a long and proud history when it comes to our peacekeeping efforts around the world.
EDUCATORS FIGHTING FOR THEIR PAY AS GOVERNMENT MINISTERS WERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR JOBS -WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2018
There are 130 early childhood educators in Brisbane who are at risk without pay because of problems with the Liberal Government’s unfair new child care system.
Reports today have once again highlighted the ongoing issues with the Government’s new system which has left hard working educators at risk without their pay.
SUBJECTS: Child care system debacle, Peter Dutton under pressure to explain what the go is with the au pairs, Scott Morrison bullying Tasmania on GST
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: While this government is in absolute shambles, absolute chaos, fighting amongst itself it has emerged that 130 early educators are at risk of not being paid as a result of the government’s bungled IT system.