In an early childhood centre, in Sydney's south-west, an educator has been photographed allegedly appearing to sit on a preschool child after he was being disruptive during group time.

A concerned Parent of a childcare service where her daughter attends, saw employees from a neighbouring business smoking within 5 metres of the centre, even though smoking has been banned within the 5-metre range of all childcare centres in QLD since 2016.

In June 2019 the ACECQA Board decided to extend an existing transitional measure that recognises registered/accredited primary school teachers who have completed an approved diploma (or higher) education and care qualification as equivalent early childhood teachers until the end of 2021.

The Independent Education Union is demanding a 49% pay increase from Fair Work Commission, seeking salaries of up to $101, 767 for it's most experienced ECT's members, arguing that they should be paid the same as primary school teachers with identical university qualifications.

Even though Australia has high vaccination levels, there has been a high volume of measles outbreaks throughout Australia. The main culprits being unvaccinated people, spreading this highly infectious disease.