Childcare owner to join Early Childhood Strike amid staff crisis

by Michael West | Sep 6, 2022 | What's the scam?

Severe labour shortages and poor pay for carers have left the childcare sector in crisis. One childhood operator, John Owens, has written to Premier Dominic Perrottet to tell him he will join tomorrow’s Early Childhood rally. What’s the scam?

“Some 30-40% of staff time is now spent on process driven tasks (red tape) imposed on our sector by NSW Education. Parents generally have no idea how NSW Education is driving up the cost of childcare and distracting our staff from their core responsibility (caring for and educating the children),” writes Owens.

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Michael West established Michael West Media in 2016 to focus on journalism of high public interest, particularly the rising power of corporations over democracy. West was formerly a journalist and editor with Fairfax newspapers, a columnist for News Corp and even, once, a stockbroker.

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