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This is a great opportunity for ECT's in NSW to become accredited, which supports quality teaching and recognises the invaluable role you play within the community!
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of crayon products.
According to the Australian Medical Association, Queensland is on the brink of an influenza epidemic with thousands of cases been diagnosed just this month (August).
Australian Skills Quality Authority has found that 70% of childcare courses take less than a year to complete, instead of the minimum of 12 to 24 months requirement, making the majority of educators working in child care centres inadequately trained.
Whooping cough outbreaks have been on the rise across the country. Cases are up between of 100 to 300 percent across Australian states.
To support the delivery of preschool programs for children in long day care centres, a $20 million fund has recently been announced for NSW.
A new QLD law may be introduced by January 2016 that enables childcare centres in Queensland to reject enrolments based on immunisation status.
In NSW, there has been a rise of more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease with an increase of those needing hospital care.
New Child Protections Laws have just been introduced in Australia to hold more people accountable if they fail to act or report risks of child abuse.
From the 1st July, the Fair Work Commission has just announced an increase of the national minimum wage to 2.5% in Awards. Some allowances in some Awards will also change as a result of this increase.

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