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ACCS Policy on Child Care Planning Controls

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ACCS believes that families and children have the right to choose not for profit community owned children’s services. No community should be limited to commercial, for-profit services.

ACCS believes that the Australian Government has an important role in developing planning legislation for all service types (long day care, occasional care, family day care, outside school hours care, in-home care) that ensures that families have access to not-for-profit community owned children’s services, allowing families’ choice in child care. Australia needs a system that allows and encourages the development of community owned services, while preventing new commercial for-private-profit services from opening where they will undermine the viability of existing services…

ACCS Opposes Suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act

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ACCS, as the national peak body advocating for the right of Australia’s children to access quality, not-for-profit, community children’s services opposes the suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) in the Northern Territory (NT). ACCS calls on the Commonwealth Government to act immediately to introduce amendments to the Northern Territory Emergency Response legislation (NTER) to ensure it complies with the RDA…