The signatories to this letter represent peak bodies, providers, families and educators in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector. Many of the signatory organisations previously made submissions to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiries into the Families Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 and on the 2015 bill (see Attachments A and B).

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:42

Connecting 16 (1 December 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Christmas Appeal
  • Meeting with politicians
  • Email MPs about aged care funding
  • Parliamentary Friends of Early Childhood
  • Leadership in Government awards

Christmas Appeal commercial on Prime7

Supplementary submission highlights impact of funding cuts on aged care workforce

Stuart McMillan speaks out against divisive Minister Dutton

Women and Employment Demonstration Project Reflection Workshop

Housing and Homelessness Forum lays foundation for future strategy

Disability Working Group update

Social Policy Network update

UnitingCare network garnering recognition and awards

Wayside Chapel gets into Airbnb

Calendar

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:25

Connecting 13 (20 October 2016)

A fortnightly newsletter from Acting National Director Martin J. Cowling

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Claerwen Little new National Director of UnitingCare Australia
  • Father Frank Brennan

Christmas Appeal gets Christmas trees in shopping centres

Housing Forum

Leaders Forum 2017

Uniting Church launches videos telling its story

Aged care campaign update

Advocacy update on the Jobs for Families Childcare Package

Promoting Early Childhood Education with fudge

FreshStart wins second Global Award

Providing a cultural bridge to aged care services in South Australia

Calendar

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UnitingCare Australia looks forward to tomorrow’s release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, hoping it will pave a way forward for an increase in the proportion of disadvantaged and vulnerable children receiving early childhood education.

“We know that going to a quality preschool or early learning centre makes a huge difference in the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yet these children are also the most likely to miss out on that early learning during crucial years in their life,” said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia is pleased to see priority going to where need is greatest in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Early Childhood Care and Learning.

“Introducing a simple funding system in which subsidies are means-tested and based on the cost of providing a service rather than chasing fees charged is a positive direction for the system to head”, said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

UnitingCare Australia commends the Government’s commitment to the development of a Child Care and Early Childhood Learning system that enhances outcomes for children and families, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute to any process that informs such decisions. We have a significant presence in the Child Care and Early Childhood Learning sector and considerable experience providing quality services for children across Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. We commend the Commission on the consultative approach taken during this process, and appreciate the time of the Commission in attending forums and hearings, and in accepting comment on a wide range of areas.

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