New childcare policy still leaves vulnerable families behind

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This week sees the introduction of the federal government’s new Child Care package. In a media release, Education Minister Simon Birmingham said this subsidy system would provide more child care support for the families who needed it most, including families living in vulnerable circumstances.

But while child care policies over the past decade have improved child care accessibility and quality, families in vulnerable circumstances are still left behind. And allowing for-profit services to be the majority seems to be part of the problem.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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