March 24, 2023
New South Wales State election 2023
This Saturday people in New South Wales will vote for a new state government and we are thrilled that early childhood education is firmly on the map as a priority issue of the major parties in NSW.
March 06, 2023
Calls for next federal budget to abolish the activity test
Findings from a new report by Impact Economics and Policy released today show more than 264,000 women in households with children under the age of five are currently not participating in paid work due to caring responsibilities.
February 23, 2023
Reform Vital for Closing the Gender Pay Gap
"The national gender pay gap will not be eliminated in this generation unless structural reform is pursued as a matter of urgency to give women a fair opportunity to engage in paid employment," says our CEO, Georgie Dent.
February 15, 2023
Early Years Summit a once in a lifetime opportunity
The Parenthood urges politicians attending tomorrow’s Early Years Summit in Canberra to be ambitious in laying the foundations for a new approach to early childhood development, education and care in Australia.
February 09, 2023
Deborah Brennan to lead Productivity Commission Inquiry
The appointment of Professor Deborah Brennan AM to co-lead the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia’s early childhood education and care system is welcome. The inquiry is a key component of the Albanese government’s...
February 08, 2023
The Parenthood Newsletter February 2023
School and preschool is now back underway right around the country which is no doubt a huge relief for many. But the return and transition isn’t always easy. This week our CEO Georgie Dent was reminded of that.
February 07, 2023
Parents and children have uneven access to early education
New data from the latest Productivity Commission Report on Government Services (ROGS) shows children in some states are at an advantage when it comes to state spending on early childhood education and care (ECEC).