Nominations now open for NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020

AbSec - NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation, commonly known as AbSec, has opened nominations for the NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Awards 2020, seeking nominations of individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions and outstanding achievements to improving outcomes for First Nations children and families.

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by Freya Lucas

UNICEF says ECEC is an essential service during pandemic, calling for consideration

UNICEF Australia has said that access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is critical in order for Australian children to develop, and that the role the sector plays in the lives of children should be seen as essential.

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by Freya Lucas

Businesses join to form Make It Free campaign, lobbying for urgent childcare reform

More than 50 Australian businesses have joined together to demand urgent childcare reform as the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector faces the prospect of an end to transitional support payment measures, and a return to a fee paying and CCS model, as was in place prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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by Freya Lucas

New Grattan report says cheaper ECEC will lift economy out of recession

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services should be made cheaper to enable more women to do more paid work, and to help lift the economy out of the COVID recession, a new report from The Grattan Institute has outlined.

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by Freya Lucas

DESE updates Employment Guarantee rules and expectations - 8 key questions answered

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) have provided an update on the rules and expectations around the Employment Guarantee which is embedded as a key condition of participation in the current national Transition Package support measures as well as the new measures announced for Victoria last week.

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by Jason Roberts

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