In May 2015, the Federal Government released a comprehensive Child Care Assistance Package as part of the 2015/16 Federal Budget. A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was released in late June 2015, with consultation on the RIS closing 31 July 2015. You can access a copy of the 98-page RIS here. It should be noted that this RIS does not cover the Interim Home Based Carer Subsidy Programme(Nanny Trial), as this is subject to a separate consultation process. ACA lodged a detailed submission in response to the RIS, outlining a number of areas of significant concern. You can access ACA’s submission by clicking here.
As part of our partnership with the Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors (ABLA), Australian Childcare Alliance members right across the country are invited to participate in select ABLA webinars free of charge, covering vitally important issues from bullying and discrimination to termination of employment to commercial leasing. The second of these fantastic webinars will be held AEST 12pm - 1pm Tuesday 9th June 2015, focused on Bullying & Discrimination Update. This webinar will cover both the human relations and legal elements to performance management and examine what is required for an effective proactive as well as reactive approach. Click here to register for Tuesday's webinar. For the full list of free webinars available to members over the next 8 months, pdf
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ACA reiterates its support for a number of measures in the 2015 Budget, but is disappointed it does not provide immediate relief for families. pdf
11 May 2015 - Budget 2015: Childcare system receives shake-up under new Government plan to support low income families.
Most families will receive more help with childcare costs under the Abbott Government's major budget initiative, but the boost will come at the expense of some new parents and families with one parent staying at home.
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