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Federal-Tasmanian commitment to child care ministers announce a new child care centre



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-- JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY

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FEDERAL-TASMANIAN COMMITMENT TO CHILD CARE

MINISTERS ANNOUNCE A NEW CHILD CARE CENTRE

Thirty-eight additional child care places are to be provided in

Tasmania as part of a joint project between the Federal and

Tasmanian Governments.

These 38 additional places are part of the Federal Government's

strategy to provide 20,000 new child care places throughout

Australia.

Announcing this today, Dr Neal Blewett (Minister for Community

Services and Health) and Mr Roger Groom (Tasmanian Minister for

Community Welfare) said the building of the centre demonstrated

both governments' strong commitment to the provision of child

care facilities.

Dr Blewett and Mr Groom said completion of the new centre was

expected by October 1988. The new centre will cater for 38

children.

The Federal Government will provide the construction capital of

approximately $170,000 for the centre while the State will pay

capital costs above that amount. ,

The Commonwealth will provide additional funds to meet the « ' . '

increased operating costs - about $100,000 a year for the 38

additional places.

CANBERRA-: 7 March 1988

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND HEALTH, DR NEAL BLEWETT AND THE TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR COMMUNITY WELFARE, MR ROGER GROOM