• An integrated approach to early childhood education

    Sandie Wong     |      November 4, 2016

    Early childhood expert Dr Sandie Wong explains why we need a more cohesive and consistent system to support children and families in the early years. 

  • High quality early education: two years are better than one

    Dr Stacey Fox     |      November 2, 2016

    A world class education system is the key to the future, but so far Australia’s children do not start school on an equal footing. Dr Stacey Fox from the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University says it’s time for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world and provide universal access to high quality preschool.

  • Early Childhood Education – report released

    editor     |      November 1, 2016

    A recently released report from the GAP Taskforce on Early Childhood Education calls for systemic changes, a stronger evidence base, pilot trials of holistic schemes, alternative procurement strategies, improved governance, better connection between services and the pursuit of stronger parental engagement.

  • Reimagining universities in contemporary society

    Professor Brian Schmidt     |      October 28, 2016

    Digital and business disruption challenges the tertiary sector as much as the rest of the economy. At the recent GAP Summit Professor Brian Schmidt explained why both universities and government education policy must innovate and embrace change.

  • First steps count

    Rosemary Sinclair AO     |      October 26, 2016

    A community centre providing integrated early childhood services in a one-stop-shop with a number of family and community projects seems like a no-brainer. Rosemary Sinclair AO wonders why there is still no government commitment to contribute to this venture.