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Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning

Today I welcome the Productivity Commission’s completion of their Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning, with the final report delivered to Government. The Abbott Government…

Nominations open for Farrer’s top V.E.T. students

Assistant Minister for Education, Sussan Ley, is reminding eligible students in Farrer to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and…

ACT’s heavy hitters to talk on trades

Australia needs more Territory students taking up a career in trades and training to tackle current skills shortages, Federal Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley said today.…

Gough Whitlam 1916 – 2014 – statement by the Prime Minister

Madam Speaker, I move that the House records its deep regret at the death on the 21st of October this year of the Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam…

Celebrating National Children’s Week

Child care services, families and communities are participating in activities across Australia from 18-26 October to mark National Children’s Week celebrations. Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon…

Preschool language trial sets tongues wagging

More than 1000 preschool services across the country have put their hand up for the chance to be part of the Abbott Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia…

New Taskforce clamps down on dodgy child care services

Upwards of $2 million worth of fines have been handed out since the Abbott Government began its nationwide clampdown on dodgy child care services in July.  Assistant…

Hay War Memorial High School wins ANZAC Centenary grant

Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today confirmed a $3,550 grant to Hay’s War Memorial High School to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First…

Nation’s top VETiS prize now open

Nominations for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school (VETiS) are now open. Federal Assistant Minister for Education Sussan…

Children’s mental health important to early education

The importance of supporting and nurturing children’s mental health and wellbeing as part of their broader early education is being highlighted by the launch of a new…

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