COALITION POLICY MISSES MOST OF ACCS ELECTION PLATFORM

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29.6.16

The Coalition has replied to our request for a response to the ACCS Federal Election Platform. In it, they formally acknowledge their appreciation of ACCS’s contribution to the development of policy on child care. In particular they acknowledge our participation in the Productivity Commission Inquiry, the Regulatory Impact Statement and other consultations and say that ‘we are grateful for your ongoing insights and input.’

‘It has been particularly worthwhile having Prue Warrilow represent ACCS on the Ministerial Advisory Council…’

Click on the link below to read the full response and see the match to our policy proposal to maintain the minimum two days per week of subsidised care for non-working families and a partial response to our call for building of a skilled and professional early childhood workforce.

http://ausccs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Coalition-response-to-ACCS-platform.pdf

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DO THE MAJOR PARTIES DELIVER GOOD POLICY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD?

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27.6.16
ACCS has assessed the policies of the major parties against the ACCS platform for the federal election.

Our scorecard shows that once again the Greens are well ahead of the ALP and the Coalition trails behind. But none of the parties fully delivers what we believe is good policy for Australia’s children.

So there is more work to be done after the election by those who believe in the right of Australia’s children to access quality, not for profit, community children’s services.

The full scorecard can be viewed here:

http://ausccs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016electionscorecard-1.pdf

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ALP POLICY MISSES MOST OF ACCS ELECTION PLATFORM

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24.6.16

The ALP has replied to our request for a response to the ACCS Federal Election Platform. Click on the link below to read the response and see the match to our policy proposal to maintain the minimum two days per week of subsidised care for non-working families and a partial response to our call for building of a skilled and professional early childhood workforce.

http://ausccs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016ALPresponse.pdf

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GREENS POLICY A CLOSE MATCH TO ACCS ELECTION PLATFORM

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22.6.16

The Greens Party has replied immediately to our request for a response to the ACCS Federal Election Platform.

Click on the link below to see the close match to our policy proposals that benefit children and their families.

ACCS calls on its members across Australia to distribute the response from the Greens to families in their communities – to inform their vote on 2 July.

A full score card, assessing the policies of all the major parties against the ACCS election policies will be published when all responses are received.

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