Yes, Former Assistant Minister for Children and Families, David Gillespie said yesterday during his response to a Matter of Public Importance on The Government’s failure to invest in Australian preschools that early education can lower a child’s IQ.
Today’s Family Wellbeing Study highlights the impact service can have for military families.
While the Study provides a generally positive picture of military family life, it identifies that particular subgroups, including adult children, children aged 2 to 1 and spouses and partners of both current and ex-serving defence force members do experience more challenges and could benefit from targeted assistance.
SPEECH - MPI: THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO INVEST IN AUSTRALIAN PRESCHOOLS - CANBERRA - WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2018
We know that the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government have not been consistent on many things, but one thing they have been consistent on is their failure of preschools and preschool children.
There is a long list of policy failures and neglect from this shambolic government, but their disregard for preschools is surely one of their most concerning failures. They simply refuse to provide any certainty for our preschools and use them as pawns to inflate their budget position.
RISHWORTH & SNOWDON - MEDIA RELEASE - 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPLETION OF THE THAI-BURMA RAILWAY - TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2018
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Thai–Burma Railway as we remember the sacrifice of Australian Prisoners of War (POW).
This historic milestone will be marked at a national ceremony today in Ballarat to remember all of those POWs who worked on the Thai-Burma Railway and those included in the notorious Hellfire Pass.
SUBJECTS: Labor's Plan for Schools funding; Labor's Plans for Early Childhood Education; White Supremacist slogan motion voted on in the Senate; TPP; Government plan to move Australian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Protecting students and teachers from discrimination in schools.
RISHWORTH & MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - UNITING CARE REPORT SHOWS CONCERTED EFFORT NEEDED TO TACKLE CHILD POVERTY - TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2018
Labor is committed to tackling child poverty and putting Australia’s children first.
A new report shows that 1 in 6 children are living in poverty, reinforcing the need for a concerted, sustained effort to tackle this issue.
PLIBERSEK & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - CHILDREN IN THE ACT BIG WINNERS FROM LABOR’S RECORD INVESTMENT - TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2018
Schools and preschools across the ACT will be transformed thanks to a $73 million funding boost from Federal Labor.
A Shorten Labor Government will invest an extra $57 million in ACT public schools over the first three years of Labor’s plan to deliver the biggest investment in public schools in Australian history.
During Question Time today, the Treasurer confirmed yet again that the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government are refusing to commit funding to the nations preschoolers after next year.
When asked to guarantee funding for the preschool program for four year olds in MYEFO, the Treasurer refused to make any commitment beyond the next calendar year.
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.
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.