We don’t need more consultation, it’s time to act on childcare

Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Monday.

Unbelievable! After a process which involved 468 initial submissions, a 90-page draft report, a 60-page technical modelling supplement, 455 post-draft submissions, 1100 brief comments via a website, eight public hearings in five cities which heard from 140 expert witnesses and three months to consider the final report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Learning, all that Tony Abbott could say about Australia’s childcare mess at the National Press Club is that they’ll consult.

About Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant is a journalist and early childhood education consultant. She is a regular media commentator on early childhood education and childcare matters, and how this is affected by government policy.
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