Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

Fighting For Us

AND THE SURVEY SAYS: FAMILIES DESERTED BY TURNBULL'S CHILD CARE TRANSITION - FRIDAY, 17 AUGUST 2018

The Australian Childcare Alliance’s survey cuts through the Turnbull Government’s spin and exposes the truth – the transition to their new child care system has been a debacle.
 
The survey describes some of the horror stories, from the front line, that providers are going through in their transition to the new unfair child care system.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE -WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018

SUBJECTS: Fraser Anning’s first speech to Parliament, Division in the Turnbull Government on the NEG
 
DAVID BEVAN: Federal Liberal Senator, Simon Birmingham- Federal Education Minister- good morning to you.
 
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, SENATOR SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning.
 
BEVAN: Amanda Rishworth, Labor MP for Kingston in Adelaide’s southern suburbs, good morning to you.

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018

SUBJECTS: Funding for preschool; Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes, Universal Access to Preschool
 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: Last week we heard from Minister Birmingham his plans to cut $440 million every year out of preschool. Preschool is critical for the early development of children and last week it was incredibly disappointing that the Minister confirmed that from 2020 he does not plan to renew funding for preschool.

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BURNEY & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S CUTS WILL HIT 132,000 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PENSIONERS - THURSDAY, 9 AUGUST 2018.docx

The Turnbull Government’s most recent cuts will hurt over 132,000 South Australian pensioners over the next decade, new figures show.
 
The Liberals’ plan to scrap the energy supplement will cut the household budgets of over 43,700 South Australians who currently rely on a pension or allowance, including over 7,900 age pensioners.

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CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF AMIENS - WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST 2018

Today we commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Amiens.
 
The Battle of Amiens was the largest attack by Allied forces during the First World War which saw the offensive successfully push over enemy lines.

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PLIBERSEK & RISHWORTH - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - SYDNEY - TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2018

SUBJECTS: Early Childhood Education Matters; Emma Husar; Population of Australia reaching 25 million.
 
KAY TURNER, CEO OF SDN CHILDREN SERVICES: Welcome everybody to SDN Woolloomooloo. My name is Kay Turner and I'm the CEO of SDN Children Services, and it's lovely to have you here. We're here marking Early Learning Matters Week, highlighting the benefits and the importance of quality early childhood education for all children. 

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PLIBERSEK & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - 1 IN 3 FAMILIES IN SYDNEY LEFT WORSE OFF UNDER LIBERALS’ CHILD CARE CHANGES - TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2018

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth has joined Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek on a visit to SDN Woolloomooloo today during Early Learning Matters Week to talk to educators and parents about the Liberals’ unfair changes to the child care system and cuts to the national preschool program.
 
Malcolm Turnbull’s new unfair child care regime has left 1,668 families in the Sydney electorate worse off.

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TRANSCRIPT - SKY NEWS - MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2018 

SUBJECT/S:  ADF guidelines, Turnbull Government cutting funding to universal access to preschool/kindy
 
LAURA JAYES: Joining me now live is the Shadow Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Minister, Amanda Rishworth. Shadow Minister, thanks so much for your time. Your reaction to this story;

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PRESCHOOL ON THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S CHOPPING BLOCK - MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2018

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.

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VALUING EARLY EDUCATION THIS WEEK - MONDAY, 06 AUGUST 2018

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.

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