Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC NEWS 24, NATIONAL WRAP - SUNDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds, Children on Nauru, Launch of Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan

PATRICIA KARVELAS: My next guest is the Opposition’s Early Childhood Education and Development Spokeswoman, Amanda Rishworth. Amanda, welcome to National Wrap.
 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH: Great to be with you.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC SOUTH QUEENSLAND - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds

SHERIDAN STEWART: We put in a call to Amanda Rishworth, the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, so I thought you might want to find out how Labor’s proposal works.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS, SPEERS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds.

TOM CONNELL: For more on this, joining me from Melbourne is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Amanda Rishworth. Amanda, thanks very much for your time for today. Can I start just by asking kids, for people out there, some with kids, some without, a 3 year old, why they need these 15 hours of education? Why that is important? Why it can't be gotten, for example, at home or via a baby-sitter?

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SHORTEN, RISHWORTH & CAMERON - MEDIA RELEASE - FEE-FREE QUALIFICATIONS FOR 10,000 EARLY EDUCATORS - FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will scrap upfront fees for 10,000 early education students studying at TAFE – boosting our early education workforce.
 
Today’s announcement is part of Labor’s plan for a National Preschool and Kindy Program, giving every child in Australia access two years of quality childhood education.

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THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENTS FOR LABOR’S PLAN TO EXTEND ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

The Parenthood:

 “Parents will welcome this announcement from Labor today and The Parenthood calls on the Coalition to match it.”
 
“The research and evidence is clear. Two years of preschool gives kids a big boost. They perform better at school, more likely to go on to higher education, more likely to be employed and less likely to go to gaol.”

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE 891 - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Labor’s policy to extend preschool access to 3 year olds

DAVID BEVAN: Amanda Rishworth is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, she represents the southern suburbs of Adelaide and she can explain to us very briefly; what is this project that has been announced. Good morning Amanda Rishworth.

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SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS - THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program, guaranteeing around 700,000 Australian children a year will be able to access subsidised preschool.
 
This is the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Royal Commission; ABC.

DAVID BEVAN: Let’s welcome our panel this morning; Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Liberal Senator from South Australia- good morning to you.

MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT, SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning David, Spence and everybody else.

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SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON’S KINDERGARTEN CUTS TO LEAVE 347,000 CHILDREN WORSE OFF - WEDNESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2018

347,000 Australian children are facing a $440 million cut to preschool funding as a result of Scott Morrison’s cuts to preschool, with the program only funded for one more school year.

Unless this cut is reversed, every child now under the age of two will miss out on preschool funding in the year before school. This would be a disaster for Australian children and for our economy.

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PLIBERSEK, RISHWORTH & MURRAY - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - SYDNEY - MONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2018

SUBJECTS: Liberal cuts to early childhood education; Ban on non-educational inducements in early childhood education; School funding; Wentworth by-election; NSW Government chaos; Michelle Guthrie.
 
KAY TURNER, CEO OF SDN CHILDREN’S SERVICES: Welcome to SDM Paddington, my name is Kay Turner and I'm the CEO of SDN children's services. 

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