May 29, 2023
Queensland Government's consideration of free kindergarten
The Parenthood welcomes the Queensland Government's consideration of a free kindergarten program. The state’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the measure was being "seriously considered".
May 24, 2023
We call for monitoring childcare fees
The Parenthood is urging Federal, state and territory governments to closely monitor and regulate fees charged by early education services. A report revealed that parents have shouldered the highest jump in costs in a decade.
May 19, 2023
Georgie Dent's Federal Budget Debrief
The Federal Budget was big for a few reasons. It delivered cost of living relief for families in some key areas including the cost of medicine, visits to the GP and, of course, early childhood education and care.
May 15, 2023
Rising preschool fees hilghlight need for reform
The Parenthood is urging a co-ordinated Federal and state government effort to ease the escalating burden of preschool fees, with media reports today that preschool and primary education fees have gone up by 135% since March 2003.
May 08, 2023
Welcome support of single parents ahead of Federal Budget
The Parenthood has welcomed the abolition of the ParentsNext program and the expansion of the Single Parent Payment to include parents with children up to the age of 14, by the Federal Government ahead of tomorrow’s Budget.
May 03, 2023
Investment in Early Childhood Education Workforce
Media Release - The Parenthood has welcomed the Federal Government’s $72.4 million investment in skills training and professional development for Australia’s early childhood education workforce.
May 03, 2023
The Parenthood Newsletter May 2023
Next week the Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down the Federal Budget. It's important. Every Federal Budget matters in economic, social and political terms. Here at The Parenthood we view every Budget as an opportunity to campaign...
May 01, 2023
Budget 2023 opportunity to invest in children, women and families
The upcoming Budget is a significant opportunity for the Federal Government to implement measures that will improve the lives of children, women and families and boost productivity, whilst also providing cost of living relief.