ACA believes government’s child care reform has failed Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable families
ACA President Paul Mondo has expressed the ACA’s extreme disappointment that the Federal Government and crossbench have ignored a landmark opportunity to provide well balanced reform to child care subsidies and passed the Jobs for Families Legislation last night without ACA’s recommended amendments.
A summary of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 and its progress through Parliament can be accessed here.
“This is an extremely disappointing result for the sector.” Mr Mondo said. “Our support of the Jobs for Families package was contingent on our recommendations being included in the new legislation, to better protect vulnerable and disadvantaged Australian children as well as ensuring an adequate safety net for many low income families.”