The federal government provides funding for universal access to kindy. This funding helps ensure that children have access to at least 15 hours of kindy per week for 40 weeks a year.
Labor introduced this funding when we were in government. We committed $955 million over five years.
Unfortunately, since the Coalition came to power, they have only extended the funding for one or two years at a time.
Surprisingly, federal funding for kindy is due to run out at the end of 2017.Read more
As Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (PCHR). This Committee has five Liberal MPs and Senators. I note that our recent report did NOT recommend changing the Racial Discrimination Act.
However, today Malcolm Turnbull and his government have chosen to ignore this report handed down only three weeks ago, today.Read more
Mr PERRETT (Moreton—Opposition Whip) (16:29): I want to mention two events I went to in my electorate on the weekend—firstly, the Moorooka Laneway Festival in the suburb where I live.Read more