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representatives vote 2011-08-25#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:19:22

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-08-25.40.2 motion] put by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kate_Ellis&mpc=Adelaide&house=representatives Kate Ellis] "''That the amendments from the Senate be agreed to.''"
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22 four amendments] had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.(Read more about these amendments in the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22 supplementary memorandum]. ) Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".(Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1 here]. )
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.(Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424 here].) The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. Capping the CCR in this way is a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-08-25.40.2) put by Labor MP [Kate Ellis](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kate_Ellis&mpc=Adelaide&house=representatives) "_That the amendments from the Senate be agreed to._"
  • The [four amendments](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22) had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.(Read more about these amendments in the related [supplementary memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22). ) Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".(Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1). )
  • One member, Nationals MP [Tony Crook](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives), rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [FAQ section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.(Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424).) The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. Capping the CCR in this way is a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [National Quality Framework](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework) for early childhood education and child care.
  • References
representatives vote 2011-08-25#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:21

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-08-25.40.2 motion] put by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kate_Ellis&mpc=Adelaide&house=representatives Kate Ellis] "''That the amendments from the Senate be agreed to.''"
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22 four amendments] had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.[1] Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".[2]
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22 four amendments] had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.(Read more about these amendments in the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22 supplementary memorandum]. ) Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".(Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1 here]. )
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.[4] The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. Capping the CCR in this way is a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.(Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424 here].) The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. Capping the CCR in this way is a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about these amendments in the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22 supplementary memorandum].
  • * [2] Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424 here].
representatives vote 2011-08-25#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-30 16:32:27

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-08-25.40.2 motion] put by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kate_Ellis&mpc=Adelaide&house=representatives Kate Ellis] "''That the amendments from the Senate be agreed to.''"
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22 four amendments] had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.[1] Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".[2]
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.[4] The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. This bill introduces a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.[4] The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. Capping the CCR in this way is a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about these amendments in the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22 supplementary memorandum].
  • * [2] Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424 here].
representatives vote 2011-08-25#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-30 16:30:59

Title

  • Bills — Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010; Consideration of Senate Message
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 - Consideration of Senate Message - Agree to the amendments

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Kate Ellis</p>
  • <p>I commend the amendments from the Senate. This is about making sure that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget. I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the amendments be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2011-08-25.40.2 motion] put by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Kate_Ellis&mpc=Adelaide&house=representatives Kate Ellis] "''That the amendments from the Senate be agreed to.''"
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr4424_amend_43ae2968-7e06-4607-b176-6b26ecc1b128%22 four amendments] had been agreed to in the Senate and related to the indexation of the Child Care Rebate limit.[1] Ms Ellis explained that these amendments ensure "that the most disadvantaged children in Australia also have access to our massively expanded childcare budget".[2]
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to set the maximum per child amount of Child Care Rebate ('CCR') to $7500 per annum and suspend indexation until July 2014.[4] The CCR is a payment that assists eligible individuals with the cost of child care fees for care provided by an approved child care service. This bill introduces a savings measure to offset some of the costs created by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Quality_Framework National Quality Framework] for early childhood education and child care.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about these amendments in the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr4424_ems_8b8f26c3-c538-441e-b528-0852b1c1ae82%22 supplementary memorandum].
  • * [2] Read the whole debate on the amendments in the House of Representatives [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-25.40.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill in its bills digest and explanatory memorandum, both available [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4424 here].
  • <p class="speaker">Sussan Ley</p>
  • <p>Today Australian families have been slugged with another cost impost, with the government and the Greens decreasing the childcare rebate. Senator Hanson-Young should hang her head in shame. In a media release the Greens issued recently, Senator Hanson-Young is quoted as saying:</p>
  • <p class="italic">We would be extremely concerned about any changes to the childcare rebate that would make it harder for families to access affordable Early Childhood Education and Care &#8230; services &#8230;</p>
  • <p>Guess what, Senator&#8212;you have just voted in legislation to do exactly that.</p>
  • <p>I have accepted that the Labor government has no concern for families, that the Labor government does not understand the pressures that ordinary working Australian mums and dads, carers and grandparents are under. But I really have to question just how concerned the Greens are for the welfare of Australian families. 21,000 Australian families will now be worse off thanks to this appalling decision by the government and the Greens. Families will be almost $700 a year worse off. This $700 a year hit to families reminds me of the 700 pages of draft regulations which childcare centres are desperately trying to get their heads around for the government's national agenda. As childcare centres grapple with these changes to their staff ratios and staff qualifications&#8212;changes they are hopelessly unprepared for&#8212;their fees are being pushed up and their minister is continuing to disparage the sector, citing bad quality as the reason for these changes. This is a fail, a 'not yet competent', by this government and this minister and a real double whammy for families&#8212;fee increases at the same time as the government is desperately clawing back money from parents.</p>
  • <p>I understand there was a considerable amount of misinformation flying around the Senate yesterday and on Tuesday when this bill was being considered. It appears that all ALP members and senators are willing to take on the minister's figures as fact, but it is absolutely not true that childcare fees will only rise by 57c a week. I have evidence of centres having to raise their fees by between $18 and $25 a day in order to meet these requirements. One of these centres is council run and, as such, runs on a cost-neutral basis. I have visited many centres around the country and I can assure the parliament that they are first-rate to begin with, and these cost imposts come as a result of the new regulatory framework.</p>
  • <p>Gwynn Bridge, who is president of the Childcare Alliance, has noted in today's <i>Australian</i> that childcare fees are 'set to rise by between $12 and $22 a day next January'. This is the sort of research we can trust and it is backed up by the evidence of the calls that are coming to me and to other members on this side of the House. I am sure they are also coming to members on the other side of the House; perhaps they are just choosing to ignore them. The research that was undertaken at the coalface, talking to the people who actually care for our children, yet the government persists in relying on outdated research and academic studies that fail to take into consideration the real cost ramifications of running a childcare centre in the real world. Both the government and the Greens are happy to ignore this reality. They have sold out Australian families&#8212;families who are already doing it tough.</p>
  • <p>I understand that the minister believes families are willing to pay more for child care. Minister, I would welcome you coming to my electorate to talk to the families that I have been talking to and to the electorates of all of the members on this side of the House, who are in touch with families who are struggling to meet the increased costs of child care. Even an extra $5 a week is a real stretch for them, and in many cases we are seeing cost increases of $5 a day. For two children that is $10 a day. The rebate is now capped, which means that in some cases $10 a day is an out-of-pocket expense for parents.</p>
  • <p>Research undertaken by the Australian Childcare Alliance, which represents 70 per cent of all long day care centres, further proves my case. It shows that, in 2010, one in four families had a lot of difficulty making payments, 38 per cent were willing to consider reducing the hours their child spent at child care and 37 per cent were willing to consider one parent giving up work. Reality dictates that, unfortunately, it will most likely be the mothers in these families forced to give up employment.</p>
  • <p>The minister for child care is also the Minister for the Status of Women and the minister for employment participation&#8212;she really should pay attention to those other key areas of her portfolio. Minister, this bill does nothing to boost the workforce participation of women in this country; in fact, it does exactly the opposite. This is a sad day for Australian families. I am so disappointed that this bill has come back to this House, having failed to pass the Senate.</p>
  • <p>Question put:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the amendments be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>The House divided.&#160;&#160;&#160;[13:38]</p>
  • <p>(The Speaker&#8212;Mr Harry Jenkins)</p>
  • <p>Question agreed to.</p>