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The Department of Social Services conducted a series of consultations around Australia during July 2015 on the proposed changes to Australia’s child care system.

The consultation sessions provided information on the Government’s new Child Care Assistance Package and gave participants an opportunity to provide feedback on its implementation.

Draft Regulation Impact Statement

A Draft Regulation Impact Statement for the Childcare Assistance Package has been developed to help assess how the proposed changes will impact individuals, business and community organisations. The Draft Regulation Impact Statement outlines the options considered in the development of the Childcare Assistance Package and also describes implementation options and identifies questions for consultation for key components of the package.

Stakeholders, including families and services, were invited to provide feedback on the implementation options and questions by 31 July 2015.

The Draft Regulation Impact Statement can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here (pdfPDF / docMicrosoft Word Version). If you are having trouble downloading the RIS, try using Google Chrome or Firefox, instead of Internet Explorer.

Consultation Forums

A series of consultation sessions were held across Australia. Please visit the consultation forum page for more information.


A list of submissions is available by clicking here.


Final Regulation Impact Statement

This Final Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) presents the package of options which were considered during the development of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package and is the culmination of extensive consultation with the sector and Australian families over recent years and following the Government’s announcement of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package.

The Final Regulation Impact Statement can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here (pdfPDF).

The Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 can be downloaded here.

Child Care Assistance Package