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Changes to the Child Care System – national consultations

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. Consultation forums took place in the following cities:

Location Date Venue Time
Canberra, ACT 2 July Rydges Capital Hill
Geelong, Vic 7 July Newtown Event Centre 11am-2pm
Melbourne, Vic 8 July  Rydges on Swanston 10am-1pm
Hobart, Tas 9-10 July Hobart Function and Conference Centre 6pm-9pm
Perth, WA 6 July  WACA 10am-1pm
Bunbury, WA 7 July  Bunbury Turf Club 11am-2pm
Karratha, WA 8 July  Lotteries House 11am-2pm
Dubbo, NSW 9 July Dubbo RSL 2pm-5pm
Sydney, NSW 15 July Sydney Masonic Centre 10am-1pm
Parramatta, NSW 15 July  Novotel Parramatta 6pm-9pm
Penrith, NSW 16 July  Penrith RSL 10am-1pm
Newcastle, NSW 17 July Panthers  Newcastle 10am-1pm
Darwin, NT 13 July  DoubleTree by Hilton 10am-1pm
Katherine, NT 14 July Knotts Crossing Resort 1pm-4pm
Alice Springs, NT 16 July Alice Springs Convention Centre 10am-1pm
Brisbane, Qld 20 July  Rydges South Bank 10am-1pm
Toowoomba, Qld 21 July City Golf Club 10am-1pm
Gold Coast, Qld 22 July Gold Coast Convention Centre 10am-1pm
Griffith, NSW 22 July Griffith Exies Club & Function Centre 1pm-4pm
Albury, NSW 23 July  Albury Club 1pm-4pm
Sydney, NSW 24 July Sheraton on the Park 2pm-5pm
Adelaide, SA 27 July Rydges South Park 10am-1pm
Renmark, SA 28 July Renmark Hotel 11am-2pm
Mackay, QLD 29 July Souths Mackay 11am-2pm
Townsville, QLD 30 July The Venue Townsville 10am-1pm
Cairns, QLD 31 July Mecure Cairns Harbourside 10am-1pm

Child Care Assistance Package