Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

Fighting For Us

ONCE AGAIN FAMILIES IN WA GET THE SHORT STRAW - TUESDAY, 24 JULY 2018

Families in WA are used to be being punished by the Turnbull Government, and it is the same story under the new child care system – WA is the worst affected state.
 
One in three families are worse off in WA under the new unfair system – compared to one in four families across Australia.

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RISHWORTH & GORMAN - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - EAST PERTH - TUESDAY, 24 JULY 2018

SUBJECT/S:  Child care changes
 
GORMAN: It’s fantastic to have Amanda Rishworth, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, here in the Perth electorate at Goodstart Early Leaning East Perth. 

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TRANSCRIPT -  TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS - THURSDAY, 5 JULY 2018

SUBJECT/S: GST, The Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes
 
TOM CONNELL: Joining me live is the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Amanda Rishworth. Thanks very much for your time today, Amanda Rishworth. 

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SOFTWARE GLITCH LEAVES PROVIDERS AND FAMILIES IN THE DARK - THURSDAY, 5 JULY 2018

Only days since its inception, and providers and families are like are reeling at mess that is the Turnbull Government’s new child care system.

Providers who are trying to administer the changes are unable to access the Provider Entry Point(PEP) which is used to access the Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS) for the administration of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

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CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF HAMEL - WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY 2018

Today marks the Centenary of the Battle of Hamel.

Described as a brilliant success, the Battle of Hamel took place on July 4, 1918 and lasted 93 minutes.

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RISHWORTH & BURNEY - MEDIA RELEASE - FAMILIES AND PROVIDERS UNABLE TO ACCESS CENTRELINK WEBSITE FOR CHILDCARE SUBSIDY - WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY 2018

Families have been left high and dry by the Turnbull Government with thousands unable to access Centrelink online to switch over to the new child care system.

Other child care providers and families are still waiting for the applications to be processed, weeks after submitting the paperwork to Centrelink.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS, AM AGENDA - TUESDAY, 3 JULY 2018

SUBJECT/S: The Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes, 1 in 4 families worse off under child care changes
 
KIERAN GILBERT: Lets go live to Amanda Rishworth who is the Early Childhood Spokesperson for Labor. A day after the new subsidy came into force and Labor has announced a listening tour. Amanda, when are you going to give families- young families the alternative policy that Labor might introduce as opposed to further listening.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - RN DRIVE - MONDAY, 2 JULY 2018

SUBJECT/S: The Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes, NDIS, David Leyonhjelm’s appalling comments
 
DAMIEN CARRICK: Amanda Rishworth is the Opposition Spokesperson on Early Childhood Education. Amanda Rishworth, welcome to RN Drive.

AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Great to be with you.

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RISHWORTH & CHAMPION - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - ADELAIDE - MONDAY, 2 JULY 2018

SUBJECT/S: The Turnbull Government’s unfair child care changes, 1 in 4 families left worse off under child care changes, Bill Shorten.
 
NICK CHAMPION, MEMBER FOR WAKEFIELD: It’s great to have Amanda Rishworth, Labor’s child care spokesperson out in the Northern Suburbs here today at this very important childcare facility. It’s a facility I’ve admired for a long long time as they do important work with a really challenged cohort of kids and they do a great community service and great service to this state and to this nation.

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TWO YEARS SINCE THE ELECTION, BIRMO STILL WON’T OWN UP TO CHILD CARE FAIL - MONDAY, 2 JULY 2018

Two years since the election, families are paying the price of the Government’s child care failures – with the rollout of the new system coming at the same time as fees are hiked by up to another 10 per cent. 

Families are already paying over 20 per cent more for child care under this Government – more than $2,160 on average.

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