Submissions

Family Day Care Australia represents our members to government by consulting with the membership and making submissions regarding issues which impact on the family day care sector.

To view Family Day Care Australia’s recent submissions, please click on the links below.


Jobs for Families Child Care Package – Submission to the Senate Inquiry March 2017
A Senate Inquiry into the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 was referred to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs in March 2017. FDCA provided a submission to the Inquiry on behalf of our membership, however as the Bill presented no major amendments to the Jobs for Families Child Care Package legislation, the submission was primarily a reiteration of the key positions initially provided in our submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016.


Jobs for Families Child Care Package – Submission to the Senate Inquiry September 2016
A Senate Inquiry into the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 was referred to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in September 2016. FDCA provided a submission to the Senate Inquiry on behalf of our membership, largely through a reiteration of our original submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Jobs for Families Child Care Package Bill 2015. FDCA also appeared at the public hearing to give evidence.


2016 Federal Election Commitments document – June 2016
In the lead up to the 2016 Federal Election, FDCA provided an election commitments document asking each of the major political parties where they stand on the key issues of quality, accessibility, affordability and flexibility in the early childhood education and care sector.


Jobs for Families Child Care Package – Submission to the Senate Inquiry January 2016
An Inquiry into the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 was referred to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in December 2015. FDCA provided a submission to the Senate Inquiry on behalf of our membership, which provided recommendations based on member consultation.


Jobs for Families Child Care Package – Submission to the Regulation Impact Statement July 2015
Following the introduction of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 to make changes to child care fee assistance arrangements, the accompanying Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was released for consultation by the Department of Social Services. FDCA responded to the options put forward in the RIS in the form of a submission, presenting a number of recommendations regarding elements of the Package.


Submission to the Senate Regulations and Ordinances Committee and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding the Child Care Benefit Amendment Determination 2014 (No. 1) – January 2015
FDCA put forward a submission detailing our policy positioning regarding the Child Care Benefit (Eligibility of Child Care Services for Approval and Continued Approval) Amendment Determination 2014 (No. 1), primarily seeking disallowance of the requirement that educators do not obtain a session of care for their children from an educator in any family day care service on a day on which the family day care educator provides any session of care to a child.


Submission to the Education Council Regulation Impact Statement for proposed changes to the National Quality Framework - January 2015
In response to the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement, FDCA put forward a submission regarding the proposed changes or ‘options’ for changes to be made to the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 as part of the National Quality Framework.


Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report – September 2014
In response to the recommendations put forward in the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, FDCA put forward a submission responding directly to draft recommendations and highlighted a number of key matters affecting the family day care sector.