Childcare package fails children and families
The government has squandered an opportunity to set up a high quality system of early education and care.
“We must not leave our children worse off.”
That’s what Joe Hockey said 12 months ago when he announced the most reviled budget in recent times. “As Australians, we must not leave our children worse off. That’s not fair. That is not our way. We are a nation of lifters, not leaners,” he said.
Lisa Bryant is a consultant in the early education and care sector.