Freya Lucas

Assistant Editor

Freya Lucas has over 20 years experience in education and care services, with her previous roles as an early childhood teacher, primary teacher, and ECEC operations manager giving her a unique insight into the ECEC sector at all levels. Freya’s career has seen her work in private in-home care, primary schools, long day care, out of school hours care, in addition to tuition and library information and management settings. Freya’s key role at The Sector is to cover the latest ECEC news and provide insight and analysis into sector issues and developments. Freya is engaged with two sons aged 10 and 15. Freya has fond memories of the time her boys’ spent in the early education space.

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Articles by Freya Lucas

Confronting truths of inequality as PM reports on Closing the Gap

In delivering the 2019 Closing the Gap report, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that only two of a possible seven targets, aimed at reducing disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had been achieved, and that, as a nation “we can never rest until we change this for all time.”

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by Freya Lucas

Oxfam disappointed with narrow focus of Closing the Gap report

Responding to comments made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in relation the Closing the Gap report, Oxfam Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Program National Manager Ngarra Murray expressed her disappointment on behalf of the organisation, saying the Prime Minister focused only on new initiatives in the area of education.

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by Freya Lucas

Canadian preschool wins $1M for thoughtfully embedding Indigenous culture

A Canadian preschool program, Pirurvik: a place to grow has won a C$1 million (AUD$ 1061147) prize in the 2018 Arctic Inspiration Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of those working in the Canadian Arctic, which has a population majority of people Indigenous to the region.

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by Freya Lucas

More than words: SNAICC says a national strategy is needed to turn aspiration to reality

As Australia commemorates the anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations, SNAICC National Voice for our Children has called for deeper reflection on the commitment of all Australians to ensure history is not repeated.

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by Freya Lucas

ATO commits to supporting small ECEC services to be healthy, wealthy and wise

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) “understands that the pressure of meeting tax and super obligations can contribute to mental health issues for small business owners and offers a range of support to businesses who are struggling,” ATO Deputy Commissioner Deborah Jenkins said at a recent small business forum.

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by Freya Lucas