The Australian Greens want to see the government's childcare reforms used to improve the affordability of childcare while maintaining high quality standards and access for all Australian families.
"It's clear that the devil will be in the detail when it comes to the government's childcare package," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"Improving affordability can't come at the cost of high quality care and access for all families.
"Finding savings in childcare while also paying for nannies may come at the cost of many Australian families who are already struggling to find and pay for care.
"To properly reform the sector, the government must commit to a significant funding boost to childcare.
"A strict activity test on low income families will run the risk of denying care to the very children who need it most.
"The government should not push ahead with its attempts to reduce the requirements for minimum staff qualifications. Parents need to know that the people looking after their children are well qualified and highly trained."
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