The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia

On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred the inquiry into the immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2014. The committee agreed that submissions should be received by 14 March 2014.

The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia, with particular reference to:

  1. cost and availability for parents over the short term, including the effectiveness of the current government rebates;
  2. administrative burden, including the impact of the introduction of the National Quality Framework;
  3. the current regulatory environment and the impact on children, educators and service operators;
  4. how the childcare sector can be strengthened in the short term to boost Australia’s productivity and workplace participation for parents; and
  5. any related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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An inquiry into the immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia.

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