Labor pledges $1.75b in plan to ‘reimagine childcare into early childhood education’

Families will be able to access free or subsidised preschool for children as young as three for 15 hours a week, under a $1.75 billion pledge promising access to early education for all children if Labor wins the next federal election.

Abbott’s envoy visit to NT ‘a photo opportunity’, NT minister says

NT Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ken Vowles is "offended and disgusted" after former PM Tony Abbott fails to meet with him on his first trip to the Territory as Indigenous affairs envoy, labelling the visit an excuse to "get around kissing some black kids".

Mature age student enrolments increase at Australian universities

Adult learners are increasingly filling Australia's universities, and many of them are stepping into the world of academia for the very first time with two out of every five of mature-age students having not yet already received a bachelor's degree.