Tuesday, 07 March 2017 14:21

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform Bill) 2017


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).

The Child Care reforms (Package) contained in this bill were first announced in the May 2015 Budget, following a report of the Productivity Commission into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning in 2014, which was foreshadowed by the then Opposition Leader Hon. Tony Abbott in 2012.
Families have been waiting a long time for these reforms to be delivered. Our strong message to the Parliament is to move quickly to deliver a Package that supports affordable, accessible, quality child care and early learning which in turn improves opportunities for parents to participate in the workforce and for children, particularly vulnerable children, to participate in early learning.

Additional Info

  • Submitted to: Senate Community Affairs Legislation
  • Regarding: Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Date Submitted: Friday, 03 March 2017
  • Contact Name: Tanya von Ahlefeldt
  • Contact Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Phone: 02 6181 1004
  • Policy area(s): Early Childhood Education and Care