Pleased to join @elacca_org_au this morning at their virtual AGM. Discussing the child care boost for families now starting this year, workforce challenges & the impacts of COVID. Keep up the great work #ELACCA
Aussie families will benefit from further child are support sooner!
✅ Bringing forward increased Child Care Subsidy for families with multiple children
✅ Removing the annual subsidy cap, including for this financial year
Good for families and good for the economy!
We’re bringing forward additional child care support for Aussie families. An average family with two or more kids in care will be around $2,200 better off a year. Read more here: heraldsun.com.au/news/nation…
This morning I delivered my keynote speech at the #AIEC2021 on international education and my expectations for the return of international students to Australia in the very near future. Thank you to @philhoneywood and the team @AIEC for having me.
Another great School Forum with Luke Howarth and local teachers, parents and school leaders from Petrie. Great to talk about the curriculum, more support for Chaplains and tackling the impact of social media on mental health.
Lockdowns have had enormous impacts on kids, inc a 25-50% rise in diagnosis & treatment of eating disorders. Today @greghuntmp & @InsideOutInst announced a 10 year national strategy to tackle this, in addition to $13m for a national eating disorder centre announced in our budget.
The left look after their own, don’t they? Even casting the vicious troll Mike Carlton as a victim. I guess it doesn’t count if you are only denigrating Jews and conservative women as he has done. He is one of the most vile contributors on Twitter but is a victim to the SMH.
Today is #RUOKDay2021, this year it’s more important than ever to ask the question. Remember to reach out to your friends, family & neighbours & ask them R U OK? A conversation could change your life, visit ruok.org.au for more info and resources.
On this day in 1901, the Australian National Flag was flown for the first time over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
On the 120th anniversary, we reflect on its significance and importance to us as proud Australians. #AustralianNationalFlagDay
Our national curriculum is more important now than ever.
It must lift standards.
It must embed evidence-based practices.
It must give an optimistic view of our nation.
I won’t be supporting anything less.
We are backing Aussie students with:
✅ National Plan to re-open Australia
✅ Additional mental health supports
✅ Record school funding
✅ Record university places
✅ More training places
✅ Low youth unemployment