Parents, educators and providers in the electorate of Longman have signed a petition to all candidates and their parties ahead of the by-election, to send them all a clear message; early learning matters!

Together, we asked them to commit to three key things they would fight for in Parliament if they are elected – and here’s how they responded:


Want to know more about what each candidate and their party had to say? Click on the accordions below to see individual responses and policies of each candidate.


The Labor Party

The Labor Party has indicated general commitment to all three of our key policy priorities! This is what they had to say:

“In government Labor will look at providing more certainty to Australia’s preschools and kindies. Funding for our preschools and kindies will be a high priority for Labor.” 

Read the Labor Party’s full response here.

The Liberal National Party

The Liberal Party has indicated general commitment to one of our three key policy priorities! This is what they had to say:

“With 68 per cent of Queensland’s preschoolers undertaking their preschool program in a Long Day Care centre, it is really important to consider future preschool policy in the context of the new early childhood package implemented on 2 July.” 

Read the Liberal Party’s full response here. 

The Greens Party

The Greens did not provide a written commitment, but their policy platform indicates full commitment to all of our key policy asks in full! Here’s what they say on their website:

“Just like school education, early education and child care is a fundamental right. Right now, for many families, early education and child care is just for those who can afford to pay. It should be public, universal, and free.” 

Read their full response here.

Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation did not provide written commitments, but based on their candidate’s responses at the Community Forum on July 18 they have indicated general commitment to one of our key policy asks