Terms of Reference

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