#18 The Return of the Jobs for Families Package

The Government has tried to force through its controversial early childhood education reforms this week - with a lot of other things attached to it. We tackle this new attempt to reform the sector, and what it means for advocacy.

In the News

ACT childcare workers still least qualified in Australia: Productivity Commission
Kids being kids - Are children in more danger these days at daycare?
Early Childhood Education target missed (New Zealand)
Parliament resumes: Turnbull government digs in for tough negotiations as it seeks to pass childcare changes
Government budget savings bill: What are the changes to child care subsidies?
'Holding parents hostage': Turnbull government surprises by rolling welfare cuts into childcare reforms
Coalition faces uphill battle after linking childcare package to rejected welfare cuts
Childcare and paid parental leave changes haven't considered what's best for children (this one's by Lisa!)
Labor expected to oppose government's childcare overhaul plan
Childcare funding changes leave disadvantaged children with fewer hours of early education

Recommendations

Leanne: Meeting of Experts on Policy Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work for Early Childhood Education Personnel
Lisa: Liam's take on the Jobs for Families Package
Liam: Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

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