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