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ACT passes legislation to recognise the importance of quality ECEC and the role of ECTs

Amendments to the Education Act 2004 will strengthen the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector by providing professional recognition for early childhood teachers (ECTs) and creating a new category of Teacher Quality Institute registration.

2023-12-05 08:59:48

by Freya Lucas

It can be hard to challenge workplace discrimination but the government’s new bill should make it easier

Discrimination at work is common: in one survey conducted for the Australian Human Rights Commission, 63% of respondents said they had experienced age discrimination – being considered too young, or too old - in the last five years

2023-12-04 08:58:53

by Freya Lucas

New child sex offender laws introduced to SA Parliament

South Australian laws around child sex offenders may soon change, barring offenders from working in places which also hire underage employees, such as hospitality and retail, in a bid to protect children and young people.

2023-11-30 09:48:26

by Freya Lucas

Productivity Commission Report into ECEC

Momentum for educator pay, conditions and support change reinforced in Productivity Commission Report

The Productivity Commission has released the draft report from its inquiry into the Australian early childhood education and care sector in which it calls out that progress towards universal access “hinges” on the availability of educators.

2023-11-26 15:22:09

by Jason Roberts

Australia has a new Fair Work Ombudsman, and she’s not afraid of criminal penalties

Australia has a new Fair Work Ombudsman – Anna Booth – and she has indicated that she is prepared to seek criminal wage theft penalties against ‘dodgy’ employers if legislation changes.

2023-10-10 09:20:39

by Freya Lucas

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