ELAA in the Media

Search our media archive for stories about ELAA or comments from ELAA on the early learning sector.

Feb

10

ELAA Director of Advocacy and Member Solutions on SBS Radio COVID re free Vic RAT tests

Our Director Advocacy and Member Solutions, Megan O’Connell, provided expert commentary to the 8 February edition of the SBS Radio COVID 19 update. (more…)

Feb

08

ELAA Director of Advocacy and Member Solutions chats live with Channel 9 News about free RAT test for Vic 3 & 5 y.o children

Our Director Advocacy and Member Solutions, Megan O’Connell, gave some great advice to services and parents re RAT testing for 3 to 5-year-olds on the Channel 9 news this afternoon https://bit.ly/3B99qAn

Jan

20

ELAA CEO speaks to The Guardian Australia about the challenges to the education and care sector posed by Omicron

Recent advocacy by ELAA, CCC and CELA focused on gaining more support from Federal and State governments for the education and care sector to deal with high COVID-19 infection rates, resulting staff shortages, reduced attendance, testing and managing positive cases has received coverage from The Guardian. (more…)

Jun

24

ELAA CEO, David Worland, comments in The AGE re Vic term 3 kinder fee subsidy changes

ELAA CEO, David Worland, comments in the AGE today following the announcement by Victorian Education Minister, James Merlino, that the fee subsidy payment of $485 per child introduced during term two to assist parents and services during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 will continue into term 3 but at a reduced rate of $230 per child. Additional payments for service cleaning costs are also being extended into the next term.

Read The AGE article 

Jun

11

ELAA CEO joins discussion panel on free childcare on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Conversation Hour

Should childcare in Victoria be free? Join ELAA CEO, David Worland, along with early childhood education academics and sector representatives, and the hosts of ABC Radio Melbourne’s Conversation Hour for a discussion about whether or not childcare should be universally free to parents. (more…)

Jun

09

ELAA CEO interviewed on ABC Radio’s ‘P.M.’ program regarding the rollback the COVID-19 Child Care Relief Package

On Monday, 8 June, the Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, announced that the Federal Government would be transitioning from the COVID-19 Child Care Relief package which essentially provided free childcare to families back to the Pre-COVID-19 Child Care Subsidy system (with some relaxation of the CCS Activity Test for a limited 12 week period during the transition phase). (more…)

Jun

08

ELAA CEO interviewed on radio 2GB re rollback of the COVID-19 Child Care Relief Package

On Monday, 8 June, the Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, announced that the Federal Government would be transitioning from the COVID-19 Child Care Relief package which essentially provided free childcare to families back to the Pre-COVID-19 Child Care Subsidy system (with some relaxation of the CCS Activity Test for a limited 12 week period during the transition phase). (more…)

Jun

24

ELAA CEO comments on rise of ‘wrap around’ early years services in www.commercialrealestate.com.au

21 June, 2019.

ELAA CEO, David Worland, comments on the rise  of ‘wrap around’ in private early years services and the wider early years sector (more…)

Jun

07

ELAA CEO interviewed on ABC Radio Melbourne re rise of 5 star early learning services

ELAA CEO, David Worland, chatted with Patricia Karvelas on 774 ABC Melbourne this morning about the rise of 5 star early learning services. Listen in (segment starts 1 hr, 16 mins & 23 secs into audio file)

May

27

774 ABC Melbourne – ELAA CEO talks with Rafael Epstein about the 2019/20 Vic Budget

27 May 2019: listen to this live interview with ELAA CEO, David Worland, and 774 ABC Melbourne Drive presenter, Rafael Epstein. David provides ELAA’s reaction to the 2019/20 Victorian state budget. (more…)

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