May 23, 2022
We have a new Government. This feels good!
The people of Australia have spoken and the message was clear. Collectively, we believe in better and we have elected an almost unrecognisable Parliament and Senate to build a better future.
May 19, 2022
This Saturday you have a real choice
Ensuring every child in Australia has access to quality early childhood education should be a bipartisan issue, but that's not the case this time. There is a chasm between what the Coalition, Labor and The Greens are offering families.
May 16, 2022
Australia ranks #2 in world for most expensive childcare
The release of new OECD families data highlights the crippling cost of early childhood education Australian parents endure. A couple with children in full time care will spend 60 per cent of average earnings in gross childcare fees.
May 13, 2022
An honest conversation with Anthony Albanese
Just over a week ago I received a message that stopped me in my tracks. It was from the leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albanese, saying he wanted to accept our invitation to sit down with members of The Parenthood.
May 08, 2022
Mums need decent policies - not platitudes
Mums in Australia need policies to rectify the $876K penalty in lost wages and super that accumulate over the course of their lives as a result of inadequate paid parental leave and unaffordable and inaccessible early learning and care.
April 28, 2022
New CPI data reveals childcare costs are up b 14.7%
Out of pocket early learning and care costs have soared by almost 15% since the 2019 Federal Election, the latest CPI figures confirm. Coupled with the 5.1% increase in inflation it highlights the strain on the household budgets of families.
April 11, 2022
It is on - The Federal Election 2022
We’re heading to the polls in just 6 weeks on Saturday May 21, 2022. This is a key moment for Australian families. It is time for people like you and me to use this election to demand a better deal for children, mums, dads and carers.