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Landmark study shows large gaps in children’s opportunities from early childhood

Australia’s education system fails up to one in three children and young people, according to the first major study to assess progress against our current national education goals, prepared by the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) for the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University.

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by Freya Lucas

Children’s Rights highlighted as Australia celebrations National Children’s Week

National Children’s Week, which runs from Saturday 24 October – 1 November 2020, showcases the rights of every child to grow up happy, safe and thriving, and recognises the contributions young people make to our world.

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by Freya Lucas

Ambitious policy paper launches in WA outlining extensive support for early childhood

Advocacy campaign Thrive by Five has held a policy forum to discuss the future of early learning in Western Australia following the release of a new policy paper from CoLab – Collaborate for Kids (a joint initiative between Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation).

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by Freya Lucas

As Queensland heads to the polls, survey shows most support reform of early learning

Early learning is not only at the top of the Federal political agenda but new polling reveals the majority of Queenslanders (64 per cent) support reform of the early learning system so it is accessible to everyone, a poll, conducted by Essential Research in late August shows.

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by Freya Lucas

National Children’s Week schedule expanded to include online and virtual events

National Children’s Week, held from 24 October to 1 November across the country, will this year offer an expanded program of recognition and events online and in virtual formats, as COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings persist.

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by Freya Lucas

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