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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.”

2 hours ago

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.

2 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Queensland awards themselves a gold star for ECEC on Closing the Gap report card

In an “historic first”, Queensland became the first state to release a whole of Government report card documenting the state’s progress on their efforts towards Closing the Gap, with particular reference to the progress made in early childhood education and care.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell makes historical visit to the UN

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, visited Geneva last week, appearing before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in order to discuss her recent report on the state of children’s rights in Australia.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Starting from scratch: scrapping the QIP on the path to exceeding NQS

Spensley Street outside school hours care (OSHC) co-ordinator Lisa Heard describes deleting the quality improvement plan (QIP) for her service as “the best thing” she ever did, and an integral part of supporting her service to move from a rating of “working towards” to “exceeding” the National Quality Standards (NQS).  

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas