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Extend Free Childcare And Provide JobKeeper For ECEC Workers: Greens

The Greens have said that returning to expensive fee-paying childcare today will harm families, disproportionately impact women and threaten the viability of early learning as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The federal government should extend free childcare and ensure all early childhood education and care workers are eligible for JobKeeper payments.

Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Australian Greens spokesperson for Education, said:

“It’s downright cruel and shortsighted to scrap free childcare before practically every other Covid-19 support measure.

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Greens announce new Senate portfolios

The Australian Greens today announced portfolio allocations for their Senators and MPs ahead of the upcoming Federal Election.

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale said a reallocation had occurred as a result of Mehreen Faruqi’s arrival in the Senate yesterday and Larissa Water’s imminent return.

“We’ve got to hold the big parties to account – and the Australian Greens Senate team will fight for the causes that matter to our community,” Dr Di Natale said.

“This new allocation of portfolios will make the most of each of our Senator’s strengths and passions."

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Abbott Government’s cuts could put uni out of reach for regional mature-aged students

The Senate Inquiry hearing into higher education in Brisbane today has heard evidence that the Abbott Government’s planned university loan interest hikes could stop mature-aged students in regional areas from studying.

“The Abbott Government’s uni attacks, which the Greens will do all we can to block in the Senate, are designed to hit those struggling financially the hardest,” Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters said.

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Greens plan would boost James Cook University Cairns funding

Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters and Greens candidate for Leichhardt, Jo Kloot, today met with National Tertiary Education Union members at the James Cook University Cairns campus to discuss the Greens plan to increase university funding by 10 per cent over the next four years.

Senator Waters said: "Labor's planned university cuts - which are supported by the Coalition - will hit Queensland university students hard.

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