The Productivity Commission's draft report into the childcare sector shows encouraging signs but more detail is needed to guarantee the best possible outcome for all Australian families, the Australian Greens have said.
"This report is a step in the right direction, but it has clearly shown that a funding boost is essential if the childcare sector is going to meet the needs of Australian families," the Greens' childcare spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
As the clock ticks down to the introduction of the Baird government's devastating changes to the vocational education and training sector, time is running out for local communities in the Illawarra and South Coast to have their say about the future of TAFE, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today said blame for an up to $21 billion loss to the NSW economy due to a massive gas price hike lay firmly at the feet of multi-national gas companies pursuing coal seam gas for export as LNG.
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has welcomed the move by inner city councils to overturn approval of the East-West toll road in the Supreme Court.
“The approval was made under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act*. The law was brought in by Labor in 2009, aiming to override decades of environmental protection law,” Mr Barber said.