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The Australian government is spending a tiny fraction of its education aid budget on vital preschool and early learning.

It is time to act for early years and meet the international target of 10% of its education aid budget being spent on preschool – up from 1%.

Australia must continue to increase investment in early years

In recent years, Australia's preschool has increased, improving on woeful spending levels in 2018. To ensure the world's children have a fair chance from the start, this upward trend must continue over the long term.

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Early years are being left out globally

Aid to preschool is consistently neglected, causing a crisis of inequality affecting the world's youngest children. In 2021, global aid to preschool education was just under 1% of total aid to education, far off the internationally agreed target of 10%. This imbalance must be reconsidered urgently.

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Australia - stop missing the target

Investing in the early years is vital for children's futures. Yet in 2021, Australia only committed 1% of education aid spending to preschool, missing the international 10% target by a long way.

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Make your voice heard

You can tell the Australian Government to make the early years a priority @dfat. It’s time to #ActForEarlyYears

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