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Department of Family and Community Services (Australia)

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Preparing the ground for partnership

This literature review and background paper is the starting point for an exploration of the viability of developing a culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child care quality assurance system. The Australian government is undertaking this work in collaboration with the Secretariat of National...

Effects of child care demands and policies on household labour supply in Australia

This Policy research paper is the first study based on Australian data on the labour supply behaviour of households in relation to child care. The research demonstrates that assistance with the cost of child care is very important in promoting choice for women to participate...

The efficacy of early childhood interventions

This report works towards producing an evidence base concerning the efficacy of early childhood interventions in Australia.

2004 Australian government census of child care services

The Australian Government Census of Child Care Services has been conducted regularly since 1986. The information provided in the census is the most comprehensive data available on Australian government approved and funded child care. It is used extensively for monitoring growth, operation of services and...

Rural and regional young people and transport: improving access to transport for young people in rural and regional Australia

This project aims to investigate transport and travel for rural and regional young people, to examine successes and challenges in improving the provision of transport services to young people, and to focus on viable solutions to their transport needs.