Hughesy: the 1st Big Steps Ambassador!

After making some controversial comments about educators, radio celebrity and comedian Dave Hughes was challenged by United Voice members to visit a centre and find out what it's really like to be an early childhood professional.   

When Hughesy arrived today for the challenge, he tried to look cool - but it was pretty clear just how nervous he was. 

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Big Steps in the House of Reps!

We mightn’t yet know who our Prime Minister is, but we do know that there are new Big Steps supporters in the House of Representatives! 

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Hughesy & Kate support equal pay for educators!

It all started when Hughesy posted a photo of him getting coffee, and an educator commented that the coffee order cost more than what we earn per hour...

 

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Media Release: Bill Shorten’s childcare commitment

Bill Shorten’s childcare commitment: big steps for children, families, educators and Australia

United Voice says the childcare policy announced by the Labor Party today is welcome news for families struggling with increasing fees and for educators fighting for professional wages.

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Canberra Times: Minimum Wage Fails to Please Anybody

Centre Director Cassandra Duff spoke with Noel Towell, from the Canberra Times, about the minimum wage ruling. 

"No one in Canberra in 2016 will be saying no to a pay-rise, especially if they are on the minimum or award wages.

But for Cassandra Duff and her early childhood educator colleagues, there was little to cheer about in the 2.4 per cent rise, with the childcare centre director saying that 2.4 per cent of not much is, well, not much..."

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