PM says announcement on ECEC arrangements coming “in not too distant future”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated that the Government will be in a position to make further announcements on the next steps for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector’s current and future funding arrangements “in the not too distant future.”

19 minutes ago

by Jason Roberts

MacKillop Family Services embraces Reconciliation with launch of action plan

To honour the spirit of this years National Reconciliation Week theme ‘in this together’ MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this week following two years of ‘deep listening’ and consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities they serve.

8 hours, 14 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

After Robodebt, it’s time to address ParentsNext

Robodebt isn’t the only measure the government should consider withdrawing.

10 hours, 15 minutes ago

by Elise Klein, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and Eve Vincent, Macquarie University

Report from Sentencing Advisory Council shows role of trauma in children’s choices

The Sentencing Advisory Council released the third and final report in its series on ‘crossover kids’ children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria who are also known to the Child Protection Service this week, finding that children known to child protection are over-represented among sentenced and diverted children.

1 day ago

by Freya Lucas

SNAICC submission says COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated ECEC weaknesses

SNAICC National Voice for our Children recently provided a submission to the Federal Government inquiry into COVID-19 responses, based on consultation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years network about the impacts of COVID-19 on children, families and services.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas