Federal childcare funding shuffle raises concerns

New doubts have surfaced over what the Federal Government’s proposed overhaul of the child care sector could mean for Australia’s marginalised families.
The government says the overhaul will streamline services & better redistribute funding, however Opposition early childhood spokesperson Kate Ellis says the funding shuffle will see many services shut down, locking disadvantaged children out of early childhood education.
Leanne Gibbs from the Community Child Care Cooperative says they have concerns about the proposal’s potential ramifications.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care were contacted for comment, but were unavailable over the break.