Around 350,000 four years olds across Australia have begun their first steps of early learning in the past week, as they begin kindergarten or preschool.
This is an exciting time for families and their children in 2019.
SUBJECTS: Labor investing in the NT, Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
KALEM MURRAY: You are on 94.5FM Radio Larrakia and Australian Indigenous Radio going out throughout Australia on the Vast Network. My name is Kalem and in the studio today we have two special guests who are joining us to talk about some important things that are going on in our community for our children and just to have a bit of a chat for the day itself. That is none other than Luke Gosling OAM MP- any other little initials you want to add there, Luke?
The latest report by the ABS shows that in the December 2018 Quarter child care fees are rising again, with a 1.4 per cent increase for the quarter.
After all the empty promises from the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government about their new child care system, it is now clear that child care fees are going back up under the Liberals.
SUBJECTS: What Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program means for kids in the Northern Territory
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: It has been an absolute pleasure to visit Nakara Preschool here with the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the Minister for Education, the Local Member and of course Luke Gosling, the Member for Solomon.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan to stand up for workers, Liberal chaos and dysfunction, the Murray Darling Basin
DAVID BEVAN: We welcome in our studio, Senator Cory Bernardi, Leader of the Australian Conservatives- good morning to you.
PRESCHOOLERS START THEIR LEARNING JOURNEY – BUT LIBERAL CUTS ARE ON THE HORIZON - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019
Four year olds in the Territory begin their learning journey this week as they start their first week in preschool.
This is a happy and exciting time for the 3,882 four year olds and their families in the Territory who will gain a lifetime of benefits from accessing quality early learning in preschools and long day care centres.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s commitment to Darwin Toy Library, Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
MEL LITTLE: Amanda Rishworth MP who joins me on the phone now. Hi Amanda.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Hi Mel, how’s it going?
A Shorten Labor Government will give our ADF members choice to select their issued boots for service - our ADF members aren’t one size fits all, and their boots shouldn’t be, either. Our military personnel are our most critical ADF capability. It is vital they are well equipped to perform at their best and deliver on their mission. ADF members work day in, day out, in their kit and, like us, our ADF personnel are not one-size fits all.
The latest quarterly report on child care fees confirms what most families already know - child care fees continue to rise under the Liberals.
Since the election of the Liberals in 2013, total child care fees have grown by more than 20 per cent (to March 2018).
I rise to second the Education chapter of the National Platform.
This is a chapter that reflects core Labor values.
Labor has always invested in education because only Labor believes education is the greatest investment we can make in the future of our country.