Following a survey of members’ views on the key issues, FDCA made a submission to the federal Department of Education’s Hourly CCS Rate Cap consultation in October 2022.
The Hourly rate cap consultation was initiated by the Government to better understand the perspectives of the early childhood education and care sector on:
- The influence of Hourly Rate Caps on affordability, accessibility, quality and sustainability
- How effectively the Hourly Rate Caps operate across all care types
- Any unintended consequences associated with the Hourly Rate Caps.
The Department will use the feedback from the Hourly Rate Cap Consultation to inform the upcoming Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Price Inquiry into the factors that drive child-care prices.
You can read our submission here.