Media releases

Senate vote will negatively impact thousands of Australian children.

Community Child Care Association is outraged that the Senate has passed the Jobs for Families Child Care Package, legislation that will provide a new funding model that effectively winds back access to early learning for children who need it the most. This will mean some children will be excluded from early learning environments before preschool and children in vulnerable circumstances will have their access halved. The package will have negative consequences for thousands of children and families across Australia.

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Child Care Subsidies and Family Tax Assistance – Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

The Federal Government’s proposal to increase childcare subsidies at the cost of cuts to family payments is short sighted and unnecessary, according to Victoria’s peak body for community-owned child care and education.
“There is substantial evidence that increased investment in education and care has significant economic and social benefits for families, communities and nations; therefore a new improved childcare package will pay for itself,” CCC Chairperson Anne Kennedy said.
“This move by the Turnbull Government is short sighted and is ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’,” Dr Kennedy said.

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Media Release - Family Violence: What's that got to do with my profession?

Early childhood professionals can play a key role in helping to tackle family violence and in supporting women and children who are living in fear.

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Media Release - Victorian State Budget – What’s in it for early childhood?

“Victoria is on the cusp of making some profound differences, to the lives of thousands of Victoria’s most vulnerable children” says Dr Anne Kennedy, Chairperson of Community Child Care Association (CCC).

CCC is pleased to see some initiatives in this year’s State Budget targeted directly at early childhood education services, and also welcomes a raft of innovative initiatives across several portfolios that will make a huge difference to communities and thousands of families and children across Victoria.

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Media Release - Call for school spending to include outside school hours care facilities

The Victorian Government’s Budget pledge of unprecedented capital funding for Victorian schools provides an ideal opportunity to address the growing, and often unmet, need for outside school hours care (OSHC), the Community Child Care Association (CCC) said today.

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Media Release - Jobs for Families Child Care Package - Regressive Legislation

The Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) BIll 2015, introduced into federal parliamnet today effectively removes universal access to education and care for children before preschool.

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Media Release - State Government invests in Integrated Children's Hubs

Community Child Care welcomes the State Government $50 million capital investment in early education and development across Victoria which was announced today as part of Victoria’s State Budget. The $50 million is to be invested over 4 years into upgrading and building new kindergarten,early childhood services and integrated children hubs across the state.

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Media Release - Unqualified nannies; a step backwards for families and children

The announcement by Minister Scott Morrison of a new program that subsidises unqualified nannies, with very few checks and balances, flies in the face of advice the government has received from the Productivity Commission.

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Joint Media Release -Victorian community services stand together for quality education and care

Victorian community organisations have come together to voice support for the ongoing roll out of the National Quality Framework.

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State Election 2014 , CCC's call to parties

In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian State Election, Community Child Care has asked all parties to stand up for continued quality, community based and not-for-profit education and care services in Victoria.

A full list of demands can be found in CCC's Call to Parties


Media Release - Victorian community services call for investment in quality education and care

Victorians want to know that, no matter what is decided at a federal
level, access to quality education and care services will not be compromised in this state.

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