Child Care Assistance Package

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The Child Care Assistance Package, announced by the Australian Government in May 2015, is said to ‘focus on quality child care that is affordable, accessible and flexible.
In this submission the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) would like to focus on quality child care and the impact the Child Care Assistance Package will have on the quality of child care in Australia.

The IEUA advocates that any early childhood education and care program (package) needs to place children at the centre of all policy decisions. The Child Ca re Assistance Package does not do this and, in contrast, children’s needs are seen as being secondary to those of the adult workforce participation rate and the impact this will have on Australia’s Gross Domestic Product.