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The $120,000 superannuation gap between ECTs and primary teachers

Last month we shared a story on the startling $30,000 pay gap that exists between teachers who have the same kinds of degrees and same kinds of responsibilities: early childhood teachers, after 10 years of work, can expect to earn $30K less than their colleagues in primary schools. Clearly, it struck a chord.  The article shot instantly […]

Cash economy nannies lose out

Many Australian early childhood and OSHC educators have spent time as nannies, many others consider it as an alternative to centre-based employment. Frequently nannies work on a cash in hand basis, or they get an ABN and work as a contractor.  Both options mean families are not paying tax or contributing to the nanny’s superannuation. […]

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