Sussan Ley’s early learnings unlikely to save preschool funding

Rarely do we know what influences a politician’s decision about what policy issues will define them. Bob Hawke saw starving children at the gates of an Indian palace as a 23-year-old. Was this what made him promise some 35 years later that under his government “no child would live in poverty”? Or was it some other private experience that made childhood poverty resonate with Hawke so much?

About Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant is a journalist and early childhood education consultant. She is a regular media commentator on early childhood education and childcare matters, and how this is affected by government policy.
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