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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…

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…

New headspace centre for Broken Hill

Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today confirmed a Broken Hill headspace – providing direct mental health services for young people – as one of 15 new sites…

Stronger Regions Fund open for business

Local MP, Sussan Ley, has welcomed news that the first round of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund is open for business. The…

Coalition delivers $1.8m promise for better roads in Indi – Briggs/Ley

Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today confirmed $1.8m in road improvement funding, part of a pre-election commitment to the electorate of Indi. Ms Ley was representing Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and…

50,000+ LDC educators benefit from professional development investment

More-than 50,000 long day care educators will benefit from the largest-ever government investment in professional development for the sector, Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced today.…

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