Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Playgroups NSW to expand the St. George zone area, creating greater access to 12 local playgroups for families.
RISHWORTH & CROSBY - MEDIA RELEASE - $15,000 GRANT TO BURWOOD COUNCIL'S MOBILE PLAY VAN - WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019
Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Burwood Council’s Mobile Play Van to improve and expand their resources to two permanent sites in Wangal Park and Woodstock Park.
THREE MONTHS ON AND VETERANS STILL WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO ANTI-MALARIALS - MONDAY, 4 MARCH 2019
It has now been three months since the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade handed down its report into the ‘Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force’ and the government is still yet to respond.
Labor established this Inquiry after members of the serving and ex-service community continued to raise their concerns around the side effects from some anti-malarial drugs which were taken during their service.
SCOTT MORRISON FORCED TO INTERVENE CAUSING EMBARRASSING BACK DOWN FROM HIS OWN MINISTER - MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2019
Today’s debacle over the cancellation of the Dawn Service on the Western Front once again highlights that this is a government ridden with division and chaos.
Following reports that the government decided to cancel the Dawn Service, Scott Morrison was forced to intervene to intervene and overrule his own Minister.
Today in Senate Estimates Department officials confirmed they knew very little about the outcomes and consequences of the Liberal Government’s unfair child care system.
Since the Liberal Government’s unfair child care changes took place in July, it appears the department knows much about nothing when it comes to how the government changes have hurt Australian families.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: It has been great to see on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald today peak early learning groups calling and backing Labor’s policy for three and four year old preschool. What we saw today is a strong endorsement of Labor’s plan to invest in the long term future of our children.
SUBJECTS: Senator Cormann’s relationship with Helloworld travel, zoning for South Australian Schools, Labor’s plan to investigate a floor price for diary farmers
DAVID BEVAN: Lets welcome Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Liberal Senator. Good morning.
SIMON BIRMINGHAM, MINISTER FOR TRADE: Good morning David, good morning Ali.'
SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: THE GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO FUND PRESCHOOLS - CANBERRA - TUESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2019
Thank you Mr Speaker
I think this House is very well aware the government’s failures government on so many different areas.
In so many portfolio we can see this is a government that cares more about playing politics than delivering good outcomes for our community.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program; Liberals failure to fund universal preschool access for three and four year olds.
DR MIKE KELLY, MEMBER FOR EDEN-MONARO: Well good morning everyone it's great to have you here in Queanbeyan particularly great to have a good friend Chris Bowen and Amanda Rishworth, not only good friends but great additions great stars in our frontbench who are delivering the policy the future for this country and no more important policy than what we're talking about here today in Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan is one of the youngest towns in all of Eden-Monaro.
Australia’s youngest minds will have better access to play-based early learning, with a Shorten Labor Government to expand community based playgroups and toy libraries with a $6.1 million grassroots grants program.
Playgroups and toy libraries help bolster social connections for both parents and children during their early years of development - that’s why Labor is investing to expand their reach.