Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Childcare Funding

3:42 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 750 standing in my name, relating to a Productivity Commission inquiry into childcare funding, as circulated in the chamber.

Leave granted.

Thank you. I move the motion as amended:


(a) the Senate calls on the Government to direct the Productivity Commission to inquire into the affordability, flexibility, accessibility and quality of early childhood education and care; and

(b) the inquiry should cover all Commonwealth funding options and models for various types of care, including long-day care, in-home care, occasional care, family day care, outside school hours care and care for children with special needs.

Question agreed to.


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