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Tuesday, 24 May 2005
Page: 128


Mrs Irwin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Family and Community Services, in writing, on 16 March 2005:

(1)   What sum in child care assistance per child, per annum was allocated to (a) family, (b) private long, and (c) community long day care in (i) Australia, and (ii) New South Wales.

(2)   What sum in child care assistance per child, per annum was allocated to (a) family, (b) private long, and (c) community long day care in the electorate of Fowler and in the post-code area (i) 2163, (ii) 2165, (iii) 2166, (iv) 2168, (v) 2170, (vi) 2176, and (vii) 2177.


Mr Hockey (Minister for Human Services) —The Minister for Family and Community Services has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   The average amount of Child Care Benefit paid per child for the 2003-04 financial year for (a) family, (b) private long and (c) community long day care in (i) Australia and (ii) New South Wales is as follows:

 

 Child Care Benefit ($) per child

Location

FDC

Private LDC

Community LDC

Australia

1,505

1,763

1,455

New South Wales

1,435

1,512

1,491

FDC - Family day care, LDC - Long Day Care. Note: Based on customers’ residence. Source: Centrelink administrative data as at 1/10/04

(2)   The average amount of Child Care Benefit paid per child for the 2003-04 financial year for (a) family, (b) private long and (c) community long day care for the requested postcode areas is as follows:

 

Child Care Benefit ($) per child

Electorate

FDC

Private LDC

Community LDC

Fowler

n.a

1,810

1,825

Postcode

2163 (i)

2,796

1,964

1,940

2165 (ii)

2,875

1,777

1,916

2166 (iii)

2,669

1,991

1,962

2168 (iv)

2,071

1,716

1,517

2170 (v)

1,809

1,624

1,516

2176 (vi)

2,191

1,449

1,532

2177 (vii)

2,461

1,715

1,746

FDC - Family day care, LDC - Long Day Care n.a: no service operating in the specified financial year. Note: Electorate data based on service location, postcode data based on customers’ residence. Source: Centrelink administrative data as at 1/10/04