The Federal Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit was held at Parliament House in Canberra on 1-2 September. Its purpose was to bring together unions, employers, civil society and governments to address shared economic challenges.
In the lead-up to The Summit, CELA participated in the Ministerial Roundtable on Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce Issues held in Sydney on 8th August, where we shared our recommendations with Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth, Dr Anne Aly, and other key ministers. At the Summit, our sector was represented by Early Childhood Australia CEO Sam Page, who received contributions from CELA, ELAA (Early Learning Association Australia) and CCC (Community Childcare Association) in advance. Here we summarise key takeaways from The Summit and provide an update on our ongoing advocacy position.