The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia, with particular reference to:
- cost and availability for parents over the short term, including the effectiveness of the current government rebates;
- administrative burden, including the impact of the introduction of the National Quality Framework;
- the current regulatory environment and the impact on children, educators and service operators;
- how the childcare sector can be strengthened in the short term to boost Australia’s productivity and workplace participation for parents; and
- any related matters.