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Start Strong analysis of Budget 2012 PDF document

16 December - Analysis of Budget 2012. Start Strong was relieved to see the Government’s commitment to maintaining the Free Pre-School Year as universal and free, demonstrated in Budget 2012. Continued funding for the scheme is especially welcome in the context of a Budget that involved widespread cuts. Many of… Read more

23/11/2011: Pre-budget submission for Budget 2012 PDF document

November 2011 - Start Strong recently made its Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2012. The upcoming Budget seems to offer the Government little scope for good news. But children's early care and education could be just the sort of good news the Government wants, as we know from research that investment… Read more

Submission to DCYA on its Statement of Strategy 2011-2014 PDF document

October 2011 - The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is currently preparing a statement of its strategy for the next 3 years. Start Strong recently made a submission to the Department outlining our views of key issues the Department should bear in mind as it plans its work. Read more

28/07/2011: Submission to Comprehensive Review of Expenditure PDF document

In our submission, we urge the Government to use the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure to refocus public spending towards prevention and early intervention. If the Government is to do more within limited resources, it must put prevention and early intervention at the heart of its reform agenda. Read more

Start Strong Analysis of ‘Towards Recovery: Programme for a National Government 2011 – 2016’ PDF document

The new Programme for Government contains several positive commitments for young children. Read more

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