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Monday, 31 October 2011
Page: 12229

Child Care

Debate resumed on motion by Ms Ley:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) in the 2010-11 Budget, the Gillard Government has not considered the implications of removing Commonwealth funding for Occasional Care Child Care; and

(b) the consequence of ceasing this funding has caused Australian families real hardship as they struggle to find alternative sources of child care;

(2) acknowledges that:

(a) there are no other Commonwealth funded forms of child care to fill this void; and

(b) withdrawal of this funding has resulted in job losses in the industry; and

(3) calls on the Government to reinstate Commonwealth funding for Occasional Care Child Care.