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Gap fee waiver extended until 31 December 2021 due to COVID-19 continuing to disrupt

The gap fee waiver provision, which allows services who are advised or directed to close by a local authority due to COVID-19, has been extended until 31 December 2021, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment announced recently.

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by Freya Lucas

Have your say on the Approved Learning Frameworks

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by all governments to deliver the 2021 National Quality Framework (NQF) Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project.

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by Freya Lucas

Children are more than just a return on investment

If you spend just five minutes thinking about young children, how do you see them? Where do you see them? Playing on the playground? Being rocked to sleep? Holding hands with an adult as they take their first steps? Skipping down the pavement?

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by Freya Lucas

Building Momentum: Positioning Child Mental Health for Policy and Practice Change

The National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy will soon be released in Australia. Recent attention given to children’s mental health in the media and policy and practice circles suggests it will be met by an audience eager to respond to its priorities.

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by Freya Lucas

QLD Budget 2021-22 sees kindergarten commitment extended for four years

The Queensland State Government has handed down their 2021/22 Budget, in which it has extended its existing commitment to funding Universal Access (UA) to Kindergarten in the year before school for a further four years up to and including 2024-25.

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by Jason Roberts

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