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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
WELFARE PAYMENTS NEWS
Susan Wight, HEN Vic
Some of you will have seen Kevin Andrews in the media spruiking the 'simplification' of welfare payments: Review of Australia's welfare system. This is in regards to an interim report of the McClure Inquiry commissioned by the govt, w hich will propose that welfare payments be streamlined to 4 payments:
In interviews over the weekend Andrews has discussed the proposal for Family Payments to be tied to school attendance.
In the meantime, keep calm.
Submissions in response to the interim report are due by 8 August http://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/review-of-australia-s-welfare-system and HEN will submit a submission. You may also wish to submit a personal one.
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