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Greens Senator Lauches Quality, Affordable, Accessible Childcare policy during Qld visit

The Australian Greens have released an effective plan to deal with the problems of the childcare sector and the needs of the families who rely on it, according to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young at the Brisbane launch of the Australian Greens Childcare policy this week.
Greens Senator Lauches Quality, Affordable, Accessible Childcare policy during Qld visit

Larissa Waters, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and supporters at Childcare Policy launch

16 July 2010

Senator Hanson-Young, Greens spokesperson on Early Childhood Education, says the Greens have developed a series of initiatives to help deliver a better service that values children and provides support to families.

Greens Lead Senate Candidate for Queensland, Larissa Waters, who also attended the policy launch, says a survey of vacancy figures compiled by the Greens shows an alarming lack of childcare places for Brisbane, particularly in community childcare with only 3 centres out of 15 surveyed having vacancies.

"My own daughter is 71st on a waiting list for our local community childcare centre and clearly many other Brisbane parents are in the same boat,'' Ms Waters said.

"It's not good enough - Queensland parents deserve low-cost, high quality not-for-profit childcare options, and I will fight for that as the first Greens Senator for Queensland."

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