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Advocacy at Goodstart – a year-round priority

We continue to advocate year-round to government, sector and the community for all Australia’s children.

Here is a snapshot of formal responses Goodstart has provided about major government policy, submissions and inquiries over the past few years. 


Response to the Federal Government’s Jobs for Families childcare package:


Productivity Commission (PC) Inquiry and 2015 Federal Budget Response

  • Helped inform the final Terms of Reference for the PC Inquiry
  • Made two comprehensive submissions to the PC.  Read the full Productivity Commission report released February 2015
  • Attended public hearings and multiple sessions with the PC and officials drawing on Goodstart analysis of family impacts, commercial impacts and sector wide impacts of possible reform options
  • Provided detailed analysis and policy briefings about the impacts, risks and opportunities associated with the PC reports and budget responses.

National Quality Framework Review:

  • Provided two comprehensive submissions to the Review which included a state by state review of the likely impact on each jurisdiction
  • Continue to strongly support the implementation of the National Quality Framework.

Universal Access National Partnership Review and Extension:

  • Goodstart continues to advocate for long-term sustainable funding for preschool, we want to ensure that all children accessing kindergarten or preschool in a Long Day Care setting receive a fair share of Universal Access funding.
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