In November 2013 the Australian Government requested the Productivity Commission undertake an Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning.
The report looked at the current state of early learning and child care in Australia, what Australians wanted for the future and how to achieve this in a way that better supported children's learning and development needs and the workforce participation of parents. The report was released on 20 February 2015.
Australian Government Response to Senate Inquiries
The Government provided responses to two Senate Committee Inquiries into the new child care system legislation.
The Early Childhood and Child Care in Summary report provides data about the child care sector.