On the first day of Early Learning Matters Week, it has finally been confirmed that this Government will be cutting their funding to the national preschools and kindy program.
The Liberals had signalled their intention in the May budget, which only provided funding for the program for next year.
This week is Early Education Matters week which runs this week from 05-12 August.
Early Education Matters week is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the importance and benefits of early education for all of our youngest minds.
SUBJECT/S: My Health, Emma Husar, the Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes
ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining us live is Labor’s Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth.
SUBJECT/S: Labor’s Veterans’ Policy, Veterans’ Forum in Townsville, Saturday’s by-elections
MICHAEL CLARKE: The Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Amanda Rishworth is in Townsville today, along with the Federal Member for Herbert, Cathy O’Toole join us this morning- nice to see you.
The latest report by the ABS shows the cost of child care continues to rise under the Turnbull Government, with fees rising by 1.0 per cent during the June Quarter and 6.0 per cent over the previous twelve months.
This will not come as a surprise to families who are sadly used to being slugged with higher fees under the Turnbull Government.
SUBJECT/S: Rebekha Sharkie, by-elections, My Health, ABC and SBS Charter
DAVID BEVAN: In our studio are Amanda Rishworth- Labor MP for Kingston which is in Adelaide’s southern suburbs- she joins us now. Good morning.
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH: Good morning.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the compensation and rehabilitation for veterans highlighting the difficulty veterans are having in accessing health services is deeply concerning but not surprising.
Labor has been raising concerns about the Liberals Medicare freeze, its flow on effect to the Repatriation fee schedule, and how this is limiting access to medical services for our veterans. At every stage, the Government has arrogantly dismissed our concerns.
Families in WA are used to be being punished by the Turnbull Government, and it is the same story under the new child care system – WA is the worst affected state.
One in three families are worse off in WA under the new unfair system – compared to one in four families across Australia.
SUBJECT/S: Child care changes
GORMAN: It’s fantastic to have Amanda Rishworth, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, here in the Perth electorate at Goodstart Early Leaning East Perth.
SUBJECT/S: GST, The Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes
TOM CONNELL: Joining me live is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Amanda Rishworth. Thanks very much for your time today, Amanda Rishworth.