Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - CANBERRA - MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program, South Australia not guaranteed their share of GST, Newspoll, Barnaby Joyce creating division on energy
 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: We are back in parliament today and over the last two weeks we have been out talking about things that matter to the Australian people and one of those is universal access for four year old and three year olds to preschool. This is a really important Labor policy; it is about investing in our young people and ensuring they get the best start to life. 

 

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RISHWORTH, MARLES & COKER - MEDIA RELEASE - CHILDREN IN VICTORIA SET TO BENEFIT FROM EXTENSION OF PRESCHOOL ACCESS - TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government’s two year National Preschool and Kindy Program will see a $386 million investment for children in Victoria over the forward estimates.
 
Last week Labor announced our plans to extend preschool access to three year olds and commit to ongoing funding for four year old preschool.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC NEWS 24, NATIONAL WRAP - SUNDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds, Children on Nauru, Launch of Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan

PATRICIA KARVELAS: My next guest is the Opposition’s Early Childhood Education and Development Spokeswoman, Amanda Rishworth. Amanda, welcome to National Wrap.
 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH: Great to be with you.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC SOUTH QUEENSLAND - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds

SHERIDAN STEWART: We put in a call to Amanda Rishworth, the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, so I thought you might want to find out how Labor’s proposal works.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS, SPEERS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds.

TOM CONNELL: For more on this, joining me from Melbourne is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Amanda Rishworth. Amanda, thanks very much for your time for today. Can I start just by asking kids, for people out there, some with kids, some without, a 3 year old, why they need these 15 hours of education? Why that is important? Why it can't be gotten, for example, at home or via a baby-sitter?

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SHORTEN, RISHWORTH & CAMERON - MEDIA RELEASE - FEE-FREE QUALIFICATIONS FOR 10,000 EARLY EDUCATORS - FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will scrap upfront fees for 10,000 early education students studying at TAFE – boosting our early education workforce.
 
Today’s announcement is part of Labor’s plan for a National Preschool and Kindy Program, giving every child in Australia access two years of quality childhood education.

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THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENTS FOR LABOR’S PLAN TO EXTEND ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

The Parenthood:

 “Parents will welcome this announcement from Labor today and The Parenthood calls on the Coalition to match it.”
 
“The research and evidence is clear. Two years of preschool gives kids a big boost. They perform better at school, more likely to go on to higher education, more likely to be employed and less likely to go to gaol.”

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE 891 - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds

DAVID BEVAN: Amanda Rishworth is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, she represents the southern suburbs of Adelaide and she can explain to us very briefly; what is this project that has been announced. Good morning Amanda Rishworth.

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SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program, guaranteeing around 700,000 Australian children a year will be able to access subsidised preschool.
 
This is the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Royal Commission; ABC.

DAVID BEVAN: Let’s welcome our panel this morning; Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Liberal Senator from South Australia- good morning to you.

MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT, SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning David, Spence and everybody else.

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