The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages including the Children's Services Award and Educational Services Teachers Award.

A childcare operator, in NSW, is behind bars over wrongly claiming $3.6 million in government benefits. She recently failed to overturn and argue her conviction, after multiple jurors allegedly exhibited bias against her by calling her "bogan" during her 2016 trial.

The Education Department has received more than 1,900 tip-offs between early April and early June over complaints that childcare providers may have breach funding rules over the temporary COVID-19 relief package.

Educational Minister Dan Tehan has announced that its free childcare scheme will be stopped on 12 July, moving to reintroduce childcare subsidies for parents. A 3 month $708 million support package will be offered instead of Jobkeeper as that also ends.

In Melbourne's northeast, a Kindergarten has closed after a teacher-tested positive to coronavirus.