Today Labor will meet with key early education stakeholders to discuss the next stages of child care reform in Australia.

Despite the Government’s child care changes passing the Parliament, there is still significant work that remains. The Government’s changes will not close the growing gulf between early education in Australian and in many parts of the world - particularly for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.


Labor is working to build strong evidence-based approaches to early education, with today’s policy discussion bringing together sector representatives and experts. 


“We want to put the needs of Australian children and families front and centre,” Shadow Minister for Early Education Kate Ellis said.


“Today we will talk about how we can build a quality early education system.”


“Labor wants to reduce the cost and complexity of child care for parents and expand access to early education. We want to work with the experts to build the best policy and get the best outcome for our children.”