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Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Page: 9671


Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (15:43): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 969 standing in my name.

Leave granted.

Senator XENOPHON: I move the motion as amended:

That, noting that the Government announced:

(a) that the Jobs for Families legislation, including the Childcare Assistance Package, would be tabled by Christmas 2015; and

(b) the childcare package reforms will be implemented in July 2017,

there be laid on the table by the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), no later than 4 pm on 8 December 2015, all documents relating to the Childcare Assistance Package, including, but not limited to, documents produced by and/or for, and communications related to the reform package, including specifically:

(a) economic modelling on the impact of the reforms on families earning $65,000┬Ěto $300,000 plus per annum, where either one or both parents are working;

(b) reports from the focus groups conducted by the Government to inform the policy proposal;

(c) clarification of the activity test, specifically relating to the hours of work correlating to the hours of subsidised childcare available;

(d) economic data and modelling used to determine where families will be $30 per week 'better off'; and

(e) economic and social data and departmental modelling relating to the form package.