Coalition proposed review into child care

THE needs of parents living in regional areas would be explored as part of a Productivity Commission review into the child care system being proposed by the Coalition.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott released the terms of reference for such an investigation in Canberra on Monday.

The inquiry would be designed to find ways to improve on the current system and to make it "more responsive to the needs of parents", Mr Abbott said in a statement.

Such an inquiry would look at the current hours parents work or study, or wish to study; the particular needs of rural, regional or remote parents, as well as shift workers; the out of pocket costs of child care to families; rebate and subsidies available for each type of rebate, and; the needs of vulnerable or at risk children.

"Almost one million Australian children are in child care, however many more are excluded due to cost and limited choice," Mr Abbott's statement read.

"In particular, parents who work in regional and remote areas and who undertake shift work find it difficult to find child care that suits their circumstances.

"Too many families are excluded from child care because of where they live, what job they take and how much they earn."

While the he has not released a policy proposal on child care, Mr Abbott has previously said he would improve access to nannies for some families.

Topics:  productivity commission, tony abbott




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