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Notice given 7 February 2007

696  Senator Stephens: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) child care costs are continuing to rise, with the average cost doubling under the Howard Government, and

 

 (ii) a recent report from the Department of the Treasury denies there is a crisis in accessible and affordable child care, instead saying that parents are too choosy; and

(b) calls on the Government to improve the accessibility and affordability of child care for Australian families.