On Saturday April 5 Western Australia will vote in our first ever Senate only election, where do the major parties stand on issues important to United Voice members?
Western Australian voters have the opportunity to show Tony Abbott what they think of his Liberal government with the upcoming Senate election on April 5.
The High Court recalled the election after it was discovered 1370 votes were misplaced which dramatically altered the original Senate result.
Since being elected last year, the Liberal Party have flagged a number of changes they are looking to make including cutting penalty rates, charging people to visit a bulk billing doctor and slashing promised pay rises to Early Childhood Educators and Aged Care workers.
United Voice delegate Nelsie says she is happy voters are able to go back to the polls as they have the opportunity to elect more Labor Senators.Read more
VISION AND VALUES
1. What are your plans for a fairer Australia?
I am fundamentally committed to the fair go. I know we have to fight for it. Labor Governments take on discrimination, in whatever form.
Whether that be gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, or who you happen to love – everyone should be part of the fair go in Australia.
I see an Australia where everyone gets a chance to get ahead. That means Labor will be clear about supporting opportunity through education, whether it be early childhood, school, vocational or tertiary.Read more
Australia’s early childhood educators celebrate the next step in their campaign for quality childcare with the release this morning of the guidelines for the implementation of the Early Years Quality Fund.
The Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth, Kate Ellis, made the announcement this morning surrounded by excited educators, relieved to finally be on the path towards the professional wages which are essential for a quality early childhood education and care sector that meets children’s needs.
Michael Crosby, National President of United Voice says “The Early Years Quality Fund is critical to slowing down the exodus of educators from early childhood education and care.
Every week 180 educators leave the sector, driven away by the poverty level wages.
This cannot be allowed to continue.Read more