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Greens welcome Jay Weatherill's calls for a rethink on childcare

Adam Bandt 24 Apr 2020

The Greens have today welcomed a call from former Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill, for a rethink of how childcare is run, which aligns with Greens calls for free childcare run on a not-for-profit basis.

While saying that his ideas required more discussion, and while not backing his call for the Commonwealth to vacate the field and hand childcare over to the states, Greens Leader Adam Bandt and Greens education spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi said that it was time to start treating childcare as an essential public service.

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Greens back Early Childhood Educators Walk Off for Fair Pay

Australian Greens Education Spokesperson, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, has backed fair pay for early childhood educators and the ‘Big Steps’ campaign. Early childhood educators will walk off the job tomorrow (5thSeptember).

 

Senator Faruqi said:

 

“The Greens strongly support early childcare educators across the country and their rights to fair pay. Early childhood education is incredibly important and it is well past time for the people who educate and care for our young people to have decent pay and conditions.

 

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