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?
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).
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.
SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE FAMILY DAY CARE AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE - GOLD COAST - FRIDAY, 07 SEPTEMBER 2018
Good morning and thank you Andrew for that introduction. It is a pleasure to be here.
I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s commitment to sign a Military Covenant
KELLY HIGGINS-DEVINE: There’s a special agreement that the British Government has with its armed forces, it’s called the Military Covenant. It’s sort of a pact to do right by British soldiers, Air Force and Navy personnel once they leave the service. It’s not something we currently have in Australia, but it’s something the Labor Party has announced it wants to introduce if it wins the next election.
SUBJECT/S: Labor’s commitment to sign a Military Covenant; equal pay campaign for early educators
DAVID SPEERS: Labor today has announced plans to sign what it’s calling a military covenant if it comes to office. We’ve seen a similar thing in the UK and the government here says it’s been working towards this with the RSL.