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Fair Work dismisses educators claim for unfair dismissal over rejected vaccination

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an early childhood educator's claim for unfair dismissal, which she bought against her former employer, Goodstart Early Learning, following the loss of her job over her refusal to get a flu vaccination.

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by Freya Lucas

Applications open for Victoria’s KIS Program: Specialised Equipment Trial

Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET) is trialling a new element of the Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program, called the KIS Specialised Equipment Trial (SET).

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by Freya Lucas

Maintaining belonging while working with big feelings and challenging behaviours

For many early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals, the most common request for assistance, guidance and support is around working with children who are experiencing behaviours which challenge them.

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by Freya Lucas

ACTU welcomes Fair Work Commission calls for review of paid leave for family violence

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has welcomed the decision of the Fair Work Commission to urgently commence a review examining the need for paid leave for workers, including those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, who are experiencing family and domestic violence.

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by Freya Lucas

More support needed for young mums following study which shows child abuse risk

Researchers from the University of Queensland are calling for greater support for young mothers to reduce the incidence of child abuse after a study found that children of mothers under 20 – and their subsequent siblings - were most at risk of abuse and neglect.

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by Freya Lucas

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