Bill Shorten’s education pitch: pre-school for three-year-olds

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In an announcement at Monash University yesterday, Bill Shorten pitched the Labor Party’s new education policy: a 1.7 billion dollar subsidy to allow three-year-olds to access preschool.

Mr Shorten says that under a Labor government, all three and four-year-olds would be able to access 600 hours of preschool over a year, attending 15 hours a week.

Childcare organisations and researchers are supportive of the new policy, but admit that the funding has to come from somewhere.

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