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Early Learning

Liberals Should Commit to Continuing Child and Family Centre Roll Out

If the Hodgman Government is serious about strengthening families and lifting education outcomes, it will commit to funding the continued rollout of Child and Family Centres in rural and regional communities.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017

Greens Release Alternative to Lower School Age Policy Initiative

Public concern is growing over the Liberal Government's plan to lower the mandatory school starting age.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  6 Aug 2016

Minister Rockliff Warned of Early Learning Changes to Education Act

Unlike mainland States, Tasmania does not currently have classified operational preschools in Early Childhood Education and Care services.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Liberal Government Must Restore Teacher Numbers

The Liberal Government is embarking on once in a generation changes to the ‘Education Act’ which requires students to be engaged from 4½ until 18 years of age.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Playgroups Pivotal in Early Learning

National Playgroup Week was held from the 20 to 26 March 2016, with many “World’s Biggest Playgroup Day” events held around the Country.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016