Childcare report gets thumbs down from sector

Childcare experts and parents have been left scratching their heads at the Productivity Commission’s long-awaited blueprint for childcare reform, arguing its proposed new funding system is too difficult to understand and that many families would be worse off under the plan. One childcare sector representative told Fairfax Media the Abbott government would be “crazy” to…

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Childcare report: Coalition can show it is serious by restoring funding, says Labor

Labor pledges bipartisan approach to Productivity Commission  pledges Labour pledges bipartisan approach to Productivity Commission recommendations but says families are still hurting from last year’s budget cuts made to family payments in the last budget. The commission’s final report recommended changes including combining subsidies into a single payment which would be means-tested and paid directly to…

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MEDIA RELEASE – THE PRODUCT COMMISSION INQUIRY

The Australian Nanny Association welcomes news The Productivity Commission inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning has recommended nannies be subsidised. The Australian Nanny Association has been working with the home based nanny sector to set minimum standards and best practice. This is a win for families who are in desperate need of flexible and…

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