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Reducing the red tape around childcare

The recent Select Senate Committee on Red Tape on Childcare aimed to identify and address issues relating to the regulation on the early childhood education and care sector. Former Victorian Regulatory Authority compliance manager and solicitor Mick Ogrizek discusses the findings, and provides a perspective on where the Committee fell short.

10 days ago

by Mick Ogrizek

SNAICC adds weight to ParentsNext controversy with Senate Committee submission

In a joint statement to the Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s ParentsNext program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and human rights organisations have called for the program to be scrapped, describing the program as “punitive”, and “raising concerns about compliance with Australia’s sex and race discrimination laws”

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

New child protection screenings required in South Australia from July 1

New “stronger, nationally consistent” screening laws for those wanting to work or volunteer with children in South Australia are set to come into effect from July 1 2019.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC services advised to check car seats after latest CREP results released.

The latest results from the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) were released last week, prompting a reminder to all early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to check any restraints used as part of their transportation of children, and to share the information with parents and carers of their services.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Legislative and regulatory changes seen as leading business risks in 2019

A new report released by global insurers Allianz confirms that changes in legislation and regulation have replaced cyber risks as the top risks facing businesses in Australia in 2019.

3 months ago

by Jason Roberts