The Parenthood welcomes the Productivity Commission's interim report on early childhood education and care - Jessica Rudd will provide detailed commentary on the report at the National and Rural Press Club in Canberra on November 29th.
Jessica Rudd, CEO of The Parenthood, acknowledges the dedication and work of the commissioners and commends the emphasis on key areas in the report.
“We are excited to read this much anticipated Draft Report in all its 440 page glory. We want to take the time to read the detailed work that the Commissioners have put into interpreting the submissions and answering the Government’s brief: to make recommendations that set Australia on a path to universal, quality early childhood education and care.
“At first glance, it is heartening to see a focus on critical aspects such as activity test relaxation, 100% subsidy for low incomes, thin market measures for rural, regional, and remote areas, and workforce measures. Many of these recommendations align with our vision for a fair and accessible early childhood education system."
Rudd emphasises the urgency of addressing the developmental vulnerabilities faced by children from low-income families, revealing, "We believe in the necessity of a minimum entitlement for children to access high-quality early childhood education and care. Currently, one in five children arrives at school with unidentified developmental vulnerabilities, highlighting a pressing need for swift change."
Jessica Rudd will speak at the National and Rural Press Club next Wednesday
Jessica Rudd will provide detailed commentary on the report at the National and Rural Press Club in Canberra on November 29th. This address will serve as a platform for a comprehensive discussion of the report's implications and potential pathways for meaningful reform.
"We are committed to thoroughly examining the entire report and offering our considered response at our address to the National and Rural Press Club in Canberra on November 29th," Rudd said.
Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Venue: National Press Club of Australia / Live on ABC News
You can find more information about the event here.