Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education
The Coalition Government has released an extensive report to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas.
The final report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, led by Emeritus Professor
The report has identified four priority areas including establishing a national focus for regional, rural and remote education, better tailoring research for successful learning, addressing information communication and technology needs and focusing on the transitions into and out of school.
The Coalition remains committed to doing everything we can to make sure regional and rural students not only achieve success at
The Coalition understands the need to bridge the divide between education outcomes in the bush and in the city.
Unfortunately, what we see is that country kids aren’t always getting the same opportunities as students in our cities.
Thriving regional and rural communities are key to Australia’s success and they need a high-performing education system.
Most importantly this report highlights there is no silver bullet.
To address the issues
The Coalition Government will consider the details of
The full report is available at www.education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education.
Make the switch to new child care and early learning system
Families are being urged to sign on and start their changeover to the Coalition Government’s new child care and early learning system which kicks off in less than three months.
As more than 4400 families in the Electorate of Parkes are set to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new package it is time for them to “make the switch” to the overhauled system starting on 2 July.
The online transition portal we’ve set up is live and it’s time for people to take action.
With more support for more families just around the corner, families should visit www.education.gov.au/childcare and make the switchover as soon as they can so they’re ready for the new system from day one.
The Coalition Government’s overhaul of child care and early learning subsidies and extra $2.5 billion investment in the system will introduce hourly rate caps to put downward pressure on fee increases and abolish the annual rebate cap for most families.
The biggest winners will be families working, studying or volunteering that earns less than $250,000 a year and even if your family has a higher income, you’ll still stand to gain from our change to lift the annual rebate cap to around $10,000.
Recent changes to the Consumer Price Index have also seen hourly rate caps and annual caps increase and will mean under the Turnbull Government’s child care and early learning package:
More than 370,000 families earning around $66 958 or less a year will have their base subsidy increase from 72
Families earning up to $186 958, will no longer be limited by an annual $7,613 cap on the amount of child care they can access – that’s more than 85
Families earning between $186,958 and $351,248 will benefit from an increased annual rebate cap of $10,190 per child
Hourly rate caps will rise from $11.55 to $11.77 for Centre Based Day Care, $10.70 to $10.90 for Family Day Care, whilst families with children in Outside School Hours Care will also see their hourly rate cap rise from $10.10 to $10.29.