Posts Tagged ‘Childcare’

Budget gives with one hand and takes with the other says Caritas

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Short-sighted policy changes, taking with one hand while giving with the other, may leave vulnerable groups short-changed in this year’s Budget, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Caritas Director Julianne Hickey says the Catholic agency assesses the impact of Budget measures through the lens of the common good: what will contribute to Read more

Christmas inappropriate for Aussie kids

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Decorating a Christmas tree or going on an Easter egg hunt could soon be illegal activities in Childcare Centres across Australia. New legislation, to be enacted next year, makes it an offense for teachers to put students having a tantrum into “time out” or giving them any form of inappropriate discipline. It’s the same law, the Education Read more