Child Weekly

A former administrative employee working at a community-operated childcare centre at Roselands has been charged with defrauding the centre of more than $70,000.

The National NAIDOC Committee has announced NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 8-15 November 2020, instead of being held typing in July.

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.

The Children's Service Award has now included a temporary entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave.

With most early childhood services unable to support student placements at this time and higher education institutes are unable to organise scheduled placements, this has a significant impact on final year ECT students who are almost at the completion of their degree.

Pixar has released a new short film titled "Out" that features its main character as gay. 

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