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By CELA 25 Mar, 2019

Fact: children are too important for politics

One third of Australia faced an election last weekend. We've been bringing you the NSW issues in some detail because, more than usual, this state contest and the Victorian election before it, have featured promises with national implications.

By CELA 18 Mar, 2019

Our Voice Is Loud

This is a big year for elections and even though NSW will be voting this Saturday, the campaigning is far from over as the Australian election is expected before the end of May.  Neither election has a certain outcome, although unlike Victoria’s landslide to Labor last year, pundits are generally predicting much closer results in NSW and nationally.

By CELA 18 Mar, 2019

NSW votes on early learning: the Minister’s response

As we’ve previously shared, the NSW election has raised early learning and OSHC issues to a higher level than we’ve seen in many years. The inclusion of Federal Labor in the state-based promises is also sending signals to educators across Australia about what an ALP Commonwealth government might have in store following the next national election, expected before the end of May this year.

By CELA 11 Mar, 2019

Prepare for World Poetry Day

Early childhood and early primary years educators are quite possibly the most active poetry readers in Australia.  Don’t laugh: it’s true!

By CELA 11 Mar, 2019

Promising OSHC the world

As recently as the last NSW election in 2015, there was an acknowledged need for 45,000 or more places in outside school hours care (OSHC, or OOSH) in both public and private schools.

By CELA 6 Mar, 2019

NSW joins Victoria with promise of 3yo preschool

A record-breaking investment, a cautious welcome, or ‘all tip and no iceberg’? CELA CEO Michele Carnegie talks to Amplify editor Bec Lloyd about the NSW ALP announcement this week of a half-billion dollar package for early learning in that state. 

By CELA 6 Mar, 2019

Get ready for Harmony Week 2019

Almost 50% of all Australians were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas, a fact that the organisers of Harmony Week 2019 are keen to share this year.

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