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Queensland’s amended workers’ compensation laws pass Parliament – news for ECEC?

Amendments to workers’ compensation laws designed to improve support for vulnerable workers have passed Queensland Parliament this week, enforcing change to a number of areas of the legislation, including definitions and responses to psychological injury.

16 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

1 in 3 children report feeling ‘not at all safe’; AWAVA issues statement against inquiry

Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children launched a joint statement last week, rejecting the legitimacy of the Federal Government’s new Family Law Inquiry.

16 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

UQ researcher heads to Canada to study major cause of child psychological issues

University of Queensland (UQ) Associate Professor Deborah Askew will use her newly awarded Churchill Fellowship to visit urban First Nations communities in Canada and Alaska to learn more about a major cause of child psychological issues fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The Wiggles and UNICEF release handwashing song and video to keep children healthy

A new song designed to motivate millions of children around the world to wash their hands, written and sung by perennial children’s favourites The Wiggles, was released yesterday for Global Handwashing Day, highlighting the 2019 theme “Clean Hands for All”.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC educators working with children with mental health, behaviour concerns tops 80%

A major mental health survey by the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) has reportedly found that “most teachers” in schools and kindergartens are stressed, with fears of students hurting themselves or others due to behavioural or mental health problems.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas