CCC excited to see some fresh faces in office after Albanese is sworn in
The Community Child Care Association (CCC) has responded to the election of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, saying it looks forward to working alongside a new government and is “excited to see some fresh faces in office”.
With a key election promise from Albanese’s Labor party centring on cheaper early childhood education and care (ECEC) the peak body said it is hopeful that more support for the sector is just around the corner.
“We congratulate the Labor Party for its historic victory, and honour those from across the political spectrum who have assisted us in creating meaningful change in the last term,” CCC’s Executive Director Julie Price said.
While she welcomed changes which will support families to have greater access to affordable high-quality education and care wherever they live, Ms Price said the broader sector must have the support it needs to deliver it.
“Educators have been under enormous pressure, even before COVID, and the system needs to change,” she continued.
CCC, along with other peak bodies, identified a Six Point Plan for education and care ahead of the election that sees system overhaul, regular rating and assessment, better conditions and pay for workers, and the establishment of more services that support the needs of all children, no matter their postcode, their specific needs or family’s income.
“We are excited for what’s ahead and look forward to working with Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party to help create a better system that delivers lasting results for children and their communities, ” Ms Price said in closing.
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