Senate debates

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Questions without Notice

Child Care

2:30 pm

Photo of Mark ArbibMark Arbib (NSW, Australian Labor Party, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery) Share this | Hansard source

Just remember, Senator Abetz, that, under your government, the funding was not there. There was a 13 per cent cost increase in the last year of the Howard government. We will continue with this agenda because it is critical to learning in secondary and tertiary education that you get early child care right. It is also important that children in families where there is risk of neglect and abuse have access to the highest quality possible child care—absolutely imperative. (Time expired)


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