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EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2014:

The delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services, including:

 (a) outcomes for children in early childhood education and care services, including:

  (i) workforce factors such as stability, qualifications and wage rates,

  (ii) quality regulation (including staff-to-child ratios),

  (iii) participation and access to services, and

  (iv) environments for learning;

 (b) a progress report into the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), including targets met and those working toward;

 (c) parents' experiences of the outcomes of the NQF;

 (d) impacts of the announced government amendments to the NQF, and the outcomes for children and early childhood education and care services; and

 (e) any other related matters.

Question put and passed.