December 05, 2023
Fixing the Activity Test could boost the economy
New research from Impact Economics and Policy has revealed that removing the Activity Test could increase female workforce participation by up to 39,620 people per year, delivering an economic boost of $4.5 billion.
November 30, 2023
Childcare reform a swift solution to cost of living crisis
The federal government should make childcare cheaper to help struggling families, The Parenthood’s CEO Jessica Rudd has told the National Press Club & National Rural Press Club in Canberra.
November 24, 2023
Productivity Commission's interim report welcomed
We welcome the Productivity Commission's interim report on early childhood education and care - Jessica Rudd will provide detailed commentary on the report at the National and Rural Press Club in Canberra on November 29th.
November 22, 2023
Jessica Rudd to Address National and Rural Press Club
We're thrilled to share that Jessica Rudd has been invited to address the National and the Rural Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday, 29 November 2023. This is a unique opportunity for The Parenthood to amplify our message.
November 17, 2023
Over 8,000 vacancies in early education sector
Australia is currently grappling with a severe workforce crisis in the early childhood education sector, as the number of vacancies surpasses a significant milestone, exceeding 8,000 for the first time ever.
November 16, 2023
We support Regional Australia Institute's new report
We support the findings of the Regional Australia Institute's latest research report, Against the Odds: Realising Regional Australia’s Potential Workforce. The report sheds light on the significant challenges faced by regional areas.
November 15, 2023
Child-based early learning guarantee
The Parenthood supports calls made by the Thrive by Five campaign today for new laws providing Australian children and families with guaranteed early learning entitlements. The new campaign has been launched in Canberra.
November 13, 2023
Regional parents left 'Choiceless' - new report unveils
The report reveals that many regional, rural and remote families face limited or nonexistent early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. While access to ECEC can be difficult anywhere, it is felt disproportionately by those in the regions.