Restrictive food budgets may cause children to be fussy eaters, UQ study says

A study from the University of Queensland (UQ) has found that tight food budgets, where the amount of budget available to be spent feeding young children is limited, may inadvertently be encouraging unhealthy “fussy” eating habits in children.

13 minutes ago

by Freya Lucas

Rishworth calls out Liberals for unfair CCS changes leaving children “out in the cold”

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development Amanda Rishworth has accused the current Federal Government of “trying to hide the impact their unfair child care changes are having on vulnerable Australian children”.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Tehan continues to crack down on FDC, following Budget CCS estimate decreases

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan yesterday released a statement outlining his position on “ensuring the integrity of family day care (FDC)” through the cancellation of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) provider approvals through what he termed “21 dodgy day care operators”.

7 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Frydenberg is a “flat out liar”, Rishworth says, citing “soaring childcare prices”

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Amanda Rishworth, has spoken out against statements made by Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last night, saying he “flat out lied to Australian families about the soaring price of childcare under the Liberal Government”.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Plibersek and Rishworth hit back against ‘cruel hoax’ Budget announcement

Both Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education, and Amanda Rishworth, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, have hit back against last week’s Budget announcement, outlining the lack of long-term secured funding for four year old kindergarten, the lack of inclusion for funded learning for three year olds, and the impact of the cost of childcare as “a cruel hoax for Australian families”.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas