Current News & Affairs

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Even Education Minister Simon Birmingham thinks early educators should be paid more

Listen back as Simon Birmingham, the Federal Minister for Education, gives insight into his experiences with childcare in his family, and whether or not they should receive more money…
3 mins

What does a politician have to say about vaccinations, herd immunity, and day care

With vaccination a hot button topic, Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham, dropped by to chat about his experiences with daycare, and vaccinations with his own children.
6 mins

Minister Simon Birmingham explains the childcare package

After months of debate the Government’s Childcare Package has passed into legislation, starting from July 2018. Federal education minister Simon Birmingham clarifies just what it means for parents, including how…
16 mins

Jacqui Lambie: freeze on payments to single parents is “disgusting”

Senator Jacqui Lambie remembers well what it was like to rely on welfare payments as a single parent. Listen to as she explains to Shevonne Hunt why she gave such…
8 mins

Understanding the Government childcare package and Omnibus reform

Relief for childcare costs may be one step closer now that the Government wants to separate childcare reform from the Omnibus Welfare Savings bill. Sam Page, CEO of Early…
4 mins

Why early educators are striking this Wednesday

Helen Gibbons is Assistant National Secretary for United Voice, the union for childcare workers. She explains to Shevonne Hunt why the strike is happening and how parents will be affected…
4 mins