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Another minibus incident prompts Federal Government to pressure states on safety

The Federal Government has approached states and territories asking them to make immediate changes to ensure that two educators are present in a vehicle at all times when children are being transported, saying incidents, such as the recent case of three-year-old Nevaeh Austin being left on a minibus, “can never happen again”.

1 week

by Freya Lucas

ECEC service in WA fined $14,500 after child is left alone outside in hot temperatures

An early childhood education and care (ECEC) service in Western Australia’s Pilbara region has been fined $14,500 in combined penalties and legal costs by the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to an August 2021 incident which saw a four-year-old girl found outside the service, in bare feet on a main road.

3 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Gold Coast-based ECEC service ordered to back pay educators more than $250,000

A Gold Coast-based early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has been ordered to back pay workers more than $250,000 and has also received a $45,000 penalty for failing to comply with three Compliance Notices from the Fair Work Ombudsman requiring the back-payment of entitlements.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

ACECQA Ratings Review Panel welcomes 14 new reviewers

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has welcomed 14 new members to its Rating Review Panel in 2022.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

WA OSHC service fined $12,500 after child is left alone in locked bus

A Western Australian outside school hours care (OSHC) service has been penalised $12,500 after a five-year-old boy was left alone on a locked bus.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

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