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Childcare Election Forum a resounding success!

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Community Child Care’s election forum held last night in Sydney was a resounding success. The Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth, Kate Ellis, the Shadow Minister for the Status of Women, Early Childhood Education and Childcare, Sharman Stone and Senator Sarah Hanson-Youngfrom The Australian Greens addressed over 150 people at the forum on the topic of “Childcare: An election issue”.
The forum was organised by Community Child Care Co-operative NSW so that people working in the children’s services sector can hear where the major parties stand on issues such as quality, accessibility and affordability of early education and care services.

Community Child Care Co-operative is pleased that all parties made a commitment to implementation of the National Quality Framework at the forum.There are substantial differences in the positions of each of the major parties on early education and care and Community Child Care recommends that all people within the children’s services sector familiarise themselves with the policies of each party.


Listen to the forum now


Are you one of those people who could not get to the forum but would like to hear what the candidates said? Community Child Care has placed a full audio recording of the event on our website. To listen to the forum now go to election .

Community Child Care would like to thank Minister Ellis, Dr Stone and Senator Hanson-Young for participating in the forum as well as everyone from the sector who participated, especially our other panellists, Fran Press and Chris Legg.


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