Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 503..
MR SPEAKER: I think that is clear now. Do you want to seek leave to table a document?
Mr Smyth: No.
DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (5.53): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) recognises the importance of high quality and affordable childcare being widely available across the ACT;
(2) acknowledges that childcare:
(a) can be delivered through a range of models that include private, cooperative and community providers, and that there is a role for all types of models in the ACT; and
(b) may be accessed through a variety of situations such as stand-alone, work-based and other community facilities, and that there is a role for all type of situations in the ACT; and
(3) calls on the ACT Government to:
(a) provide the Assembly with information on the:
(i) level of demand for childcare;
(ii) existing number of childcare places;
(iii) distribution of existing places and demand for places across the ACT; and
(iv) number of TAFE and university qualified childcare workers in the ACT including those not currently employed in childcare;
(b) develop a strategy to support the provision of high quality and affordable childcare by:
(i) looking for opportunities to work with private, cooperative and community childcare providers to ensure the level of supply for childcare is adequate and developed in areas with current shortages;
(ii) incorporating the use of schools and other community buildings for childcare where available;
(iii) ensuring an adequate supply of designated land and facilities, including direct sale to approved providers where appropriate; and
(iv) considering the development of a central childcare "waiting list"register and