Federal election 2019: Labor’s childcare proposal ‘a really big deal for typical families’, says Grattan Institute
New independent modelling claims Labor’s $4 billion childcare policy would “substantially” boost Australia’s economic growth.
According to the Grattan Institute, Labor’s plan provides an incentive for second earners in a family to work more days. Despite not being specifically promoted as an economic policy, Grattan chief executive John Daley claims it is “the most important economic reform being proposed in this election”. Read More
In an election campaign full of giveaways but short on serious economic reform, Labor’s proposed change to childcare support is the most important economic news.
It fits in with this year’s Grattan Institute Commonwealth Orange Book, which identified getting more women into the workforce as one of the most valuable things the next government could do. Read More
ELACCA welcomes Labor’s commitment to increase wages of sector professionals and increase investment in Child Care Subsidy
Labor’s investment in quality early education by reducing costs for families and increasing wages of early childhood professionals is welcomed by the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia.
The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed Labor’s announcement of $4 billion increased investment in the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) rate coupled with funding for wage increases for early childhood educators, supporting a quality early education for all children. Read More
ELACCA welcomes Green’s $20 billion policy enabling free preschool programs for most Australian three and four-year-old children
The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the Australian Greens announcement of a policy that will enable free preschool programs for all three and four-year-old Australian children and the abolition of the activity test.
ELACCA CEO, Elizabeth Death said the Australian Greens Early Childhood Education and Care policy proposed free preschool programs for all Australian three and four-year olds and the abolition of the activity test to enable right of access for all children regardless of where they live, how much their parents work or earn. Read More
Early Learning and Care Council of Australia welcomes one more year of funding for preschool education
The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the Government’s one year extension to the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education, enabling every child in Australia continued access to a quality preschool education for the year before school.
ELACCA CEO Elizabeth Death said that we know that the ages three to five are critical to brain development and children who have attended preschool and accessed quality play-based learning make the very best transitions to school. Read More